Workshop for nursing students tackles ‘reality shock’ in dementia care

By Rebecca Ihilchik   Ben Hartung is no stranger to dementia care. With a mother who’s a nurse and grandparents who lived with dementia, he was...

eConsult Program improving access to specialist care

By AJ Adams Poor access to specialist care remains a serious issue in Canada, causing frustration for patients and providers alike. Too often, patients wait...

Virtual reality in long-term care

By Nikki Jhutti Imagine starting your day off at a café in Rome, spending your afternoon snorkeling along the Great Barrier Reef and taking a...

Making life better for long-term care residents with dementia

By Annie Atkinson Patricia Laurin says her 92-year-old mother Shirrill Crawford has been “totally lost” for several years due to Alzheimer’s disease. “She doesn’t know...

Aging out: Improving the culture of long-term care for LGBTQ seniors

By Rebecca Ihilchik Picture this: you’re a personal support worker at a long-term care home. One of the residents, an elderly man with dementia, begins...

Antipsychotic medications in long-term care

The Canadian Institute of Health Information (2016) reports that, in 2014, 39 per cent of long-term care residents were prescribed at least one antipsychotic...

Canada’s new Food Guide and menu planning in long-term care

The newly revised Canada’s Food Guide (the Guide) was released on January 22, 2019. Dietitians of Canada’s CEO, Nathalie Savoie commended Health Canada on...

Helping long-term care physicians provide better care

By Dr. David Kaplan and Anna Greenberg Since 2015, Ontario family physicians who provide medical care to residents of long-term-care homes have been able to...

Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2018: Stroke Care and Outcomes in Complex Continuing Care and...

Each year, approximately 1,300 individuals in Ontario are admitted to long-term care (LTC) within 180 days of an acute care hospitalization for stroke or...

Designing for cognitive well-being

By Monica Fleck Imagine you’re a third-year college student in an interior design program and you’ve just completed six weeks...

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