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...

$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and...

New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care

Recognizing the growing numbers of seniors presenting at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) Emergency Department (ED), it was obvious the unique needs of this...

New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. “At...

Centre for Research in Aging

The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre for...

Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and...

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