Geriatrics and Aging

Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care launched
Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive
Approaches to Dementia Care launched

Acquiring the proper form of care for a loved one living with dementia can seem overwhelming and often times hopeless. All methods of rehabilitation are not created equally, which is why finding experienced, compassionate, and effective health care providers is ...


Home care: A fine balance
Home care: A fine balance

Home care workers balance clinical expertise with strong interpersonal skills to deliver spectacular care in the community. Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home ...


Canada’s role in international dementia study
Canada’s role in international dementia study

Dr. Michael Borrie discussing a patient’s case with clinical trials coordinator Sarah Woolmore-Goodwin. The pressure to advance dementia research is great, with the current estimated 44 million people worldwide with dementia expected to more than triple to 135 million by ...


The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare
The future of health care delivery: Telehomecare

Dr. Goel and his patient Beatrice. As the role of technology in our daily lives grows, more and more Canadians are turning to digital tools to manage their health and well-being.  By empowering Canadians to take control of their health, ...


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 ...


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