Enhancing the lives of seniors – The Ottawa Experience

By Michaela Berniquez What images come to mind when thinking about community? Strolling around, admiring the neighbors’ gardens, seeing children play, walking to work or...

Take your best shot: You’re never too old to be vaccinated

By Ellen Kirk-Macri, RN, CDE and Susan C. Jenkins   Many Canadians think that vaccines are just for children. Too many don’t realize that the protection...

A ‘perfect storm’: Staffing crisis in seniors care

By Lara Croll Ensuring there are a sufficient number of health care workers to care for our aging population is one of the most pressing...

Problem-solving therapy for seniors with depression

By Marek Kubow A new non-pharmaceutical therapy program will help seniors suffering from depression manage life’s daily problems in the community. Funded by The Bell Let’s Talk...

Supporting literacy for seniors

Digital library in residents’ good books By Drew Tapley At Altamont Care Community in Toronto, the majority of residents are bilingual with English as their second...

Nominate your Nursing Hero Today: Time is running out!

Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and...

Rubbing the right way: Geriatric massage

By Susan C. Jenkins     What comes to mind when you hear the word “massage”? A relaxing day at the spa? A sleazy storefront in a...

Deprescribing: A promising approach to address problematic polypharmacy in our seniors

By Michaela Berniquez   What is “problematic polypharmacy”? We can all think of someone we know who takes a number of prescription drugs. Maybe it is a...

Why we need to include the voices of persons living with frailty in healthcare...

Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports   By Katherine McGilton and John Muscedere   Today, over...

Why we need to include the voices of persons living with frailty in healthcare...

Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports By Katherine McGilton and John Muscedere Today, over...

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