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....

Nutrition supplements in long- term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson At times, individuals living in long-term care face health issues that result in nutritional deficiencies, which can negatively affect...

SMART tech solutions in long-term care

Like most Canadians, Jacklyn has been using SMART tech solutions in her home. Her home just happens to be in long-term care where she...

New award inspired by 50 years of volunteer service

By Taylor Grant Lottie Frenssen started volunteering for the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) and its legacy organizations for one simple reason: to help...

Nutrition and skin health in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson Skin breakdown can be a serious issue for residents living in Long Term Care and sound nutrition is an...

New research study gives voice to elderly long-term care residents

By Brian Swainson York Region’s two municipal long-term care homes have just begun participating in an 18-month national research study that will examine enhancements intended...

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...

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