Some seniors recover faster than others after hip fracture and no one knows why

A fall related hip fracture is a life-changing event for older adults, and can result in significant personal consequences.  Despite advances in surgical techniques...

Volunteers join forces with clinicians to H.E.L.P provide seniors with the best patient care

When Barb Goersch heard of an opportunity to be part of a new program specifically designed to provide care to seniors at risk, she...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

Older patients get ‘HELP’ from Southlake volunteers

Volunteers at Newmarket-based Southlake Regional Health Centre are making a positive difference in the quality of care for older patients through a program that...

Mental health care closer to home

Margareta Rawlins was a bit anxious but mostly excited when she heard her husband, who was receiving care atSt. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care...

Elderly day-to-day safety: An ever-escalating priority

A major challenge for all of us—caregivers to aging loved ones and all those who are into their advancing years—is to identify and address...

30 YEARS OF HIV/AIDS: Casey House to revolutionize care in response to evolving epidemic

This year marks 30 years since AIDS was first identified. Thanks to marvellous treatment advances—most significantly, the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)...

Supporting the frail and elderly patients at Lakeridge Health

The overhead pager urgently repeated the words that signaled the need for assistance with a violent patient. Security staff rushed to the room; a...

House calls: A new vision of elder care

A bout of pneumonia combined with a bad fall could have been disastrous for a 100-year old man living alone in a Toronto apartment....

Restoring and reactivating – The ‘Stepping Stone’ to independence at home

Tony DeCaria was admitted to the Restorative and Reactivation program (R&R) at Markham Stouffville Hospital in November of last year after recovering from an...

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