Patient Care

First Three Days initiative aims to improve care for frail elderly patients
Initiative aims to improve care for frail
elderly patients

Dr. David Tal (centre) and Occupational Therapist Neelam Bal (right) meet with patient Diane as part of the First Three Days initiative. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to recognizing the unique needs of patients and improving their experience in ...

Posted: April 24, 2014|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

Continence program improves quality of life for seniors
Continence program improves quality of life for seniors

Right to left: Cheryl Raycraft, Administrator at Allendale, Laura Robbs, Continence Nurse, Velvet Tupper, Continence Nurse, Joanne Chen, Manager, Seniors’ Services, Trillium Health Partners. Stigma silences many seniors into keeping their bladder and bowel control issues secret; however a Regional ...


Improving and integrating palliative care
Improving and integrating palliative care

Lise and Dr. Frances Kilbertus worked together to ensure her husband’s wish of dying at home could be granted. Lise didn’t know she had it in her. She didn’t know she had the skills and the strength to grant her ...


Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care
Rethinking the traditional hospital model for elder care

Dr. Sinha reviews his patient’s care plan with his team in Mount Sinai’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, which offers frail older adults customized care in an elder friendly environment. Photo credit: Kevin Kelly While older adults currently represent ...


Acetaminophen: What you need to know
Acetaminophen: What you need to know

On January 14, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a strongly worded recommendation to American health care providers regarding prescription-based pain relievers containing acetaminophen. Specifically, the recommendation calls for a limit of 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage ...


Individualized care for pain management
Individualized care for pain management

President of Medical Staff, Dr. Kingsley Watts at Runnymede Healthcare Centre. Pain is a subjective and individual experience, but most people would agree that in any form, it is undesirable and decreases quality of life. At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, where patients ...


New program helps to reduce readmission rates
New program helps to reduce readmission rates

Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant Carol Hylton-Ehlers gives physiotherapy to a patient. Rouge Valley's new CATCH program will target specific patients once they are discharged, providing improved support, and helping to prevent future readmissions. A new program implemented at Rouge Valley Health ...

Posted: March 24, 2014|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

Helping patients become tobacco-wise
Helping patients become tobacco-wise

As Cancer Care Ontario’s Tobacco-Wise Lead for Northern Ontario, Jeff Werner travels to First Nations and Métis communities throughout Northern Ontario, working with community leaders and health care providers to facilitate tobacco cessation programming. While cancer rates for non-Aboriginal people ...


The tipping point for health care technology
The tipping point for health care technology

The health care industry has been more cautious in adapting new technology trends than other sectors, and rightly so. Personal health information must be confidential and secure, and is closely governed by regulation – PIPEDA in Canada. Any changes to ...


Music therapy and patient-centred care
Music therapy and patient-centred care

Sarah Pearson MMT, works as a music therapist. I know exactly the moment that I decided to become a music therapist. That moment was at a hospital, where I was the patient. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when I ...


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