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...

From server to recreation: A chalking tale

By Amanda Paterson   When Charity Votary began working as a dining room server at Royale Place Retirement Residence in Kingston, she didn’t expect that her...

Diabetes in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The number of people with diabetes has doubled in the past decade and continues to rise.   The majority of...

An innovative Canadian program helps reduce social isolation in residential care

By Michelle Fleming THE ISSUE Social isolation is on the rise in our growing aging population, particularly among those living in residential care. Better strategies are...

Dorothy’s yellow brick road to recovery

By Drew Tapley Dorothy Weppler moved into Barnswallow Place in Elmira, Ontario, with a gastrointestinal feeding tube in her abdomen. It had been in place...

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