Long-term care staffing study

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says the long-term care (LTC) staffing study released by the government highlights deficiencies known for decades. The...

Elder care reform must start with skills training

By Sarah Watts-Rynard When it comes to tragedy, the human instinct is to assign blame.  In the case of pandemic-induced deaths in Canada’s long-term care...

“It’s about the person, not the dementia”: Bringing person-centred care to life

By Arielle Townsend In his book, Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (1997), Professor Thomas Kitwood defines personhood as, “A standing or status that is bestowed...

A look inside a hospital laboratory during a pandemic

By Christy Janssens Although often hidden from view, laboratory staff play a crucial role in determining whether someone has COVID-19. Seven days a week, 24 hours...

Better collaboration means better care for long-term care residents

By Elaine Mitropoulos As COVID-19 continues to highlight the need for strong collaboration and clear communication among healthcare providers, particularly when it comes to vulnerable...

Virtual care shifts into high gear in response to COVID-19

By Crystal Gonder The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all parts of the health care system to rethink the way they deliver care and at VHA...

Benefits of autonomous solutions for COVID-19 related cleaning

  ****Sponsored Content**** The outbreak of COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of cleanliness. It has also resulted in much-deserved recognition and respect for...

How do we prepare for the second wave?

By Alexa Giorgi It's a question heard often now that a majority of the world has navigated through its first wave of SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

Dementia: Triaging lifesaving resources

By Rosanne Meandro When Burnaby resident Mario Gregorio was diagnosed with dementia 12 years ago, he was determined to continue to live a full life...

Five digital healthcare innovators address COVID-19 and its impact on seniors

By Arielle Townsend The global longevity sector has experienced major challenges due to COVID-19. Long-term care residents, hospital staff, and older adults with underlying health...

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