Virtual reality and dementia care

By Ilan Mester Imagine walking into a long-term care facility where residents living with dementia have access to headsets that immerse them into a...

Lisa Hegler: Skin and wound detective

By Diane Wild When Lisa Hegler started her position as a skin and wound clinician at Burnaby Hospital in 2009, she discovered a culture where...

Seniors in transition: The right care in the right place for the right patient

By Riley Denver Canada is in the middle of a demographic shift that will impact health system decisions for the foreseeable future. For the first time,...

Sundowning program helps manage responsive behaviours

By Drew Tapley About 80 per cent of residents at Camilla Care Community in Mississauga, Ontario, display some form of dementia-related responsive behavior. A lot...

Private sector must play key role to meet demands of our aging population

By Michael Kary Statistics Canada census figures for 2016 revealed the country saw its greatest increase in the proportion of older adults. There are now 5.9 million...

Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...

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...

How a medication review prevents health problems

By Shawn Goodman,  and Susan C. Jenkins  Nearly three-quarters of Canadian seniors have at least one chronic condition, and about one quarter have three or...

Are you a senior drowning in debt?

By Caryl Newbery-Mitchell & Mary Plahouras After a lifetime of hard work, seniors should now be at a stage in their lives where they can...

The role of the pharmacist in senior care

By Susan C. Jenkins Seniors make up about 12 per cent of the Canadian population, but they receive between 28- and 40 per cent of...

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