Snacks in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson Snacks are an important component of the resident nutrition program in long-term care (LTC).  They provide increased nutrients and...

Managing food-related allergies and intolerances in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson Food Hypersensitivity is an adverse reaction to food and can occur as a result of food allergy (allergic food...

A better night’s sleep for older adults living with dementia

By Rebecca Ihilchik Therapeutic recreation coordinator Eve Baird is on a mission: to help those living with dementia sleep better. Working with long-term care residents...

App for dementia caregivers launches

By Rebecca Ihilchik Up to 90 per cent of people with dementia will experience behavioural and psychological symptoms that will be disturbing or challenging to...

Meet the winners of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

By Annie Webb and Margaret Polanyi For anyone with an interest in technology and aging, the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will be remembered...

Social worker’s role in long-term care interdisciplinary meetings

By Karen Lok Yi Wong Like many other healthcare settings, in long-term care (LTC), we often have meetings with clients, families and interdisciplinary professionals....

Plant versus animal protein in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson Health Canada recently published Part 1 of the new Canada’s Food Guide. One of the recommendations is that Canadians...

Revolutionary research helping patients with Parkinson’s walk again

By Laura Goncalves For patients living with Parkinson’s disease, it is common to develop significant motor symptoms especially as the disease progresses. Many experience...

How one long-term care home is enhancing its sound environment

By Rebecca Ihilchik Meet Sarah Condran, music therapist at Arborstone Enhanced Care (Shannex) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a point-of-care clinician working with sound every...

Adding more local to the menu in long-term care facilities

Nine long-term care facilities in Ontario harnessed their purchasing power to serve up more local food to residents, and the benefits are paying off....

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