Falls reduced by 30% at Country Terrace in 2013

Focus on falls prevention pays off for home

January 21, 2014

When Country Terrace recently audited resident falls at the Komoka long-term care home, team members were surprised to see how well their many falls-prevention strategies are working.
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Residents' council helps to make Streamway Villa home

Summer outing in the works

January 20, 2014

To be heard and respected is important to Barb LeBlanc who, as a long-time member of Streamway Villa’s residents’ council, has helped to enrich the lives of residents at the Cobourg long-term care home.
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Home uses external expert to help with sexuality-related issues

'You really need someone who has no biases'

January 17, 2014

When two residents living in long-term care both willingly pursue a relationship together, it’s not Rosebridge Manor’s place to intervene, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) says.
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New Burnbrae Gardens DOC a familiar face

Lesley Dale promoted to position after 11 months as casual nurse

January 16, 2014

One of the benefits to being promoted to a management position in a long-term care home is that you’re a familiar face with residents and staff members right from the get-go.
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If OMNI can do it, Canada can do it

Springdale administrator discusses importance of creating national dementia strategy

January 15, 2014

When asked if Canada could have a national dementia strategy, Maureen King cites the province’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative as evidence that widespread protocols and practices can work effectively.
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There's potential to find dementia cure in next decade: OMNI CEO

Patrick McCarthy responds to G8 commitment to cure dementia by 2025

January 14, 2014

OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says the commitment made by G8 health ministers in December to find a cure for dementia by 2025 is not unreasonable, given the progress that has been made into treating other serious conditions.
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Learn why early Alzheimer's diagnosis is crucial

January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

January 13, 2014

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is promoting the importance of early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in its campaign Early Diagnosis Keeps Your Life from Unravelling.
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Home manages issue of resident's unwanted advances

Willows Estate reinforces behaviour isn't appropriate: Mazzuca

January 10, 2014

When confusion related to a medical condition such as dementia impacts a long-term care resident, it can sometimes fuel inappropriate behaviours.
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Staff keep eye on affectionate resident

Resident develops soft spot for married man

January 9, 2014

When seniors gather socially at Willows Estate, one female resident is determined to sit beside a particular man who also resides at the Aurora long-term care home.
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Osteoarthritis expert offers advice to enhance quality of life

Physical activity, not medications, the key to controlling and preventing joint disease

January 8, 2014

A leading researcher who has been studying osteoarthritis for 25 years says physical activity is the No. 1 thing people can do to prevent the degenerative joint disease as well as the best way to treat it.
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