Six minutes just doesn’t cut it!

By Andy Savela In Ontario, personal support workers (PSWs) have only six minutes to prepare long term care residents for breakfast, including getting washed, dressed...

Advocating for the needs of young residents

By Drew Tapley “They call themselves ‘The Left Side of 60’,” says Sandy Croley referring to the 20 percent of younger residents under the age...

Feeding assistance: Strategies for success

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson When eating issues are identified and there is timely intervention, the effects on a resident's quality of life can...

The resident-caregiver relationship at meals

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The ability to feed ourselves is a skill learned early in childhood; loss of this ability for aged persons...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...

In the face of fire: Taking care of healthcare facilities

By Erin Toews The staff were hired and the training was complete. After months of planning, the Cariboo Memorial Hospital security team was eager to...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...

Security basics for long-term care facilities

By Martin Green It seems as though hardly a week passes by without there being a story in the news about an elderly person with...

Three ways singing can be used in long-term care

By Sarah Pearson Singing can play a valuable role in Long Term Care. A staple of basic wellbeing, singing is a human activity that enhances...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...

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