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Home care: A fine balance

#Home care may not be new, but with increasing professionalization of the sector, it has evolved, revealing fresh challenges and opportunities. Though home care...

Demands for improvements to safety in home care

Home care is big business in Canada and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Currently, one out of every six seniors receives home care...

Managing medications best way to stay safe in healthcare

Historically, this has been a very difficult question to answer. While patient safety has been well documented in acute care settings, it remains a...

Understanding patient safety in home care

Mention patient safety and most people think of acute care. Patient safety conjures thoughts of patients in stretchers and hospital beds as busy doctors...

Returning home from hospital

The idea of moving out of hospital and back home seems, on the surface, to be a transition worth celebrating. After all, for many...

New emergency kit for seniors ensures critical health information ready for...

Seniors occupy an ever-increasing proportion of acute-care hospital beds, and with current demographic trends, the situation will increase even more in the future. But...

Home hemodialysis bringing life-saving care into patients’ homes

It’s 4 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. While most of Durham Region is sound asleep, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary awaken to give...

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....

Home visits ensure optimal care after child birth

One of the reasons first-time mom Sabina Hillesheim chose midwifery care was because of the home visits midwives provide to clients after the baby...

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