Screening for impaired vision in older adults: New Canadian guideline

A new Canadian guideline for impaired vision in older adults recommends against primary care screening of older adults not reporting concerns about their vision....

Award-winning program helps patients move safely from hospital to home

Learnings from the Seamless Transitions: Hospital to Home approach prompted the Mississauga Halton CCAC to develop ‘My Story’ – a personalized information package that...

Unique exercise program for seniors

By Ania Basiukiewicz Research suggests that falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, such that 20 to 30 per cent of older...

Cart full of fun helps seniors ACE their hospital stay

By James Wysotski For patients on St. Michael’s Acute Care of the Elderly Unit, the new activity cart helps pass time more enjoyably. For their caregivers,...

Working in partnership to help frail seniors extend their ability to live at home

By Patti Enright Eighty-nine years young, Lenore lives alone in a seniors’ apartment in Don Mills. Her goal is to remain there for as long...

Successfully managing chronic diseases in the elderly

By Dr. Pamela Eisener-Parsche Managing chronic diseases is a growing part of medical care in Canada. Advances in science, technology and pharmaceuticals mean that many...

Improving care for seniors

By Roxanne Torbiak Despite having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), 89 year old Frederick Kendall enjoys a very active life....

Creating a new model of care for cataract procedures

By Shawna Davis-Monkman and Lauren Hayes At 84 years old, Violet* was living on her own and struggling to take care of herself. The clouding...

Therapeutic recreation success stories

Some would say the #Therapeutic Recreation department helps create the true sense of milieu de vie at Donald Berman #Maimonides and Jewish Eldercare Centre. ...

Study looks at getting seniors home sooner after emergency surgery

After her appendix burst last August, Susan Gokiert underwent emergency surgery and, due to unexpected and ensuing complications, spent three weeks in hospital. But the...

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