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Aging population demands improvements to safety in home care
Demands for improvements to safety in home care

Home care is big business in Canada and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Currently, one out of every six seniors receives home care services. According to the Canadian Ministry of Employment and Social Development, the number of people 65 ...

Posted: April 11, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare
Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare

Historically, this has been a very difficult question to answer. While patient safety has been well documented in acute care settings, it remains a new and limited focus of research in home care. There are many unique patient safety issues that ...


Understanding patient safety in home care
Understanding patient safety in home care

Mention patient safety and most people think of acute care. Patient safety conjures thoughts of patients in stretchers and hospital beds as busy doctors and nurses rush around tending to the ill and reassuring anxious family members. No doubt great strides ...


Returning home from hospital
Returning home from hospital

The idea of moving out of hospital and back home seems, on the surface, to be a transition worth celebrating. After all, for many patients it means returning to a familiar environment where they can enjoy creature comforts on the ...


Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into patients’ homes
Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into
patients’ homes

It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. While most of Durham Region is sound asleep, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary awaken to give Peter his regular dialysis. Instead of heading to a Lakeridge Health site, training from the hospital’s RNs ...


House calls: A new vision of elder care
House calls: A new vision of elder care

A bout of pneumonia combined with a bad fall could have been disastrous for a 100-year old man living alone in a Toronto apartment. The fall inevitably meant hospitalization and, for many older adults, a hospital stay is seen as ...


Home visits ensure optimal care after child birth
Home visits ensure optimal care after child birth

One of the reasons first-time mom Sabina Hillesheim chose midwifery care was because of the home visits midwives provide to clients after the baby is born. “I developed high blood pressure at the end of my pregnancy and also had ...


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