Reflecting on medical aid in dying for vulnerable persons

By Al Etmanski An obsession with ‘present mindedness’ wipes out concerns about past or future. ~ Harold Innis I count myself as lucky to have been...

An innovative Canadian program helps reduce social isolation in residential care

By Michelle Fleming THE ISSUE Social isolation is on the rise in our growing aging population, particularly among those living in residential care. Better strategies are...

Dorothy’s yellow brick road to recovery

By Drew Tapley   Dorothy Weppler moved into Barnswallow Place in Elmira, Ontario, with a gastrointestinal feeding tube in her abdomen. It had been in place...

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson If you are under the impression that food borne diseases are not common – think again.  Today, food safety...

Why music not a universal language – and what that means for care

By Sarah Pearson   “Music is a universal language” is a common expression I hear all the time. It’s often used to sing the praises (pun...

Six minutes just doesn’t cut it!

By Andy Savela In Ontario, personal support workers (PSWs) have only six minutes to prepare long term care residents for breakfast, including getting washed, dressed...