Low Tolerance Long Duration Rehab: A safe bridge to home from acute care

By Michael Oreskovich Struck by a severe case of double pneumonia, 90-year-old Doris Dunne felt for the first time that her health was at risk....

Assessing the diabetic foot

By Ellen Kirk-Macri and Susan C. Jenkins Up to 80 per cent of diabetes-related amputations are avoidable. Prevention starts with proper assessment and care of...

Home Care Support Services behind the scenes heroes

By Elaine O’Connor Everyone has a story about a home health care hero. Home health care professionals are so intimately involved in their clients’ daily lives...

Navigating the health and social system a challenging part of caregiving

Governments need to start investing in care navigators to ensure equitable access to publicly funded services and supports By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and Miles Taylor It’s...

Taking steps towards recovery: Preventing falls

By Natalie Chung-Sayers “Being in a hospital for a while…you start to yearn for home. Home is great. It is your safe place. You know...

Four great reasons to hire a certified foot care nurse

By Melanie Ramos Why should you obtain the services of a certified foot care nurse instead of going to a nail salon or spa, or...

Avoiding fall injuries

By Marguerite Thomas As caregivers, fall prevention is a serious issue for both our loved ones and for us.  Spoiler alert:  the fall prevention information...

Caregiver SOS

My friend told me she received a free walker from the government for her parents. What does she mean? Dad may need a walker. Signed,...

Spotlight on a wound care nurse

My name: Nicole McGrath My job: Wound Care Nurse What I do: I identify and treat the challenging, often chronic wounds that can really impact a person’s...

Walk your way to better health

Your doctor has told you, “You need to exercise.” You know nothing about exercise. You haven’t exercised a day in your life. Sure you have...

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