The gift of the ‘Bag Ladies’

In the friendly and quaint village of London, Ontario’s Old South, tucked away in the basement of the majestic Wesley-Knox United Church, there’s a...

Runnymede launches new HTSD Rehab program

In February 2019 Runnymede Healthcare Centre will launch a High Tolerance Short Duration Rehabilitation (HTSD Rehab) program for adults who can benefit from intensive,...

How to recognize and reduce obesity stigma and bias

By Kathryn Young             Obesity – now considered a complex chronic disease similar to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – is a disease...

Kaizen event brings new ideas to improve patient experience

By James Scarfone Many patients and visitors to the hospital often have to find their way to certain departments. In high stress situations, it can...

Dealing with swallowing disorders in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson 'Dysphagia' means a problem with swallowing and this can happen for many reasons.  Any disease, treatment or surgery that...

Defusing an angry or upset patient

By Lindsay Yoo and Certina Ho Healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied healthcare professionals, encounter many different scenarios during a typical shift;...

Creating a portable tracheotomy kit

By James Scarfone It was a healthy pregnancy with no signs of trouble. Then, a premature birth followed by a visit to McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH)...

Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: A guide for physicians

Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home...

Harnessing and honouring the collective wisdom of our elders

By Kristian Partington Ron Schlegel is a humble philanthropist, an urban developer with a unique vision of community, a visionary in health and long-term care...

Menu planning in long -term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson   The menu planning process in long term care is a complex activity.  Above all, the menu must meet the...

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