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New technology: Empowering better health and homecare

Digital technology has had a profound impact on most aspects of our daily lives: from the way we shop, to how we book travel,...

Research in residence: Growing home care studies

For many, the notion of a medical #research project usually conjures up images of an isolated, white, sterile room somewhere deep inside a world-class...

Technology: A support for both seniors & care providers

After a fall that led to hospitalization 14 years ago, GTA resident Ruth was faced with a number of difficult decisions. First and foremost,...

Bridging the transition from hospital to home care

Canadians aged 65+ represent 16 per cent of the population and include 5,700,000 Canadians according to Statistics Canada. The numbers are expected to balloon...

Co-designing home care with clients and their families

Incorporating the insights, ideas and feedback of patients and their family members in the design and delivery of health services has been crucial to...

Smartphones help to improve the patient experience at home

Recently, many home care organizations have jumped on to the mobile information highway as a way of connecting workers out in the community with...

A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home

Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East end, embarked on a collaborative partnership with Saint Elizabeth, a...

Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed...

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...

Researching patient safety at transition to home care

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has partnered with Accreditation Canada, HealthCareCAN, and the Canadian Home Care Association to commission a research study on...

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