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This volunteer could be your next family doctor
This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...

Posted: April 14, 2015|Patient Care|0 comments

Palliative care volunteers have profound impact on patients
Palliative care volunteers have profound impact
on patients

Beth Greenblatt (left) and Dinie Vanderwerf are volunteers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child.  How a hug could make almost any sadness or fear disappear.  At Southlake ...


New partnership improves access to patient care
New partnership improves access to patient care

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital ...

Posted: March 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

New program improves care for elderly patients
New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre launched the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care ...

Posted: March 17, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home
A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital
to home

The partnership between Providence and Saint Elizabeth will result in positive outcomes: more patients will have the knowledge and confidence to return home safely and sooner. Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East ...


Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home
Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

A patient monitors their blood pressure at home. Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed that she would be late, Iris made a ...


Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy
Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy

Physiotherapist Shannon McGuire, second from left, and occupational therapist Becky Moran, second from right, lead the BrainEx 90 therapy sessions with patients Brenda Lenders, Marcia Gartly and Iraj Hadin. The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute ...

Posted: March 10, 2015|Neurology, Patient Care|1 comment

Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital
CATCH program lowers readmission rates to hospital

OTA/PTA Carol Hylton-Ehlers (left) stands ready to assist Kristin Bain, RPN, as she demonstrates one of the quad-strengthening exercises taught in the CATCH program. A new program at Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) in Ontario is providing comprehensive support to ...


Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

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