Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...

Three ways singing can be used in long-term care

By Sarah Pearson Singing can play a valuable role in Long Term Care. A staple of basic wellbeing, singing is a human activity that enhances...

Feeding assistance: Strategies for success

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson When eating issues are identified and there is timely intervention, the effects on a resident's quality of life can...

Why we need improved oral health in hospital, home care and long-term care services

By Mary McNally Some years ago, a retired university professor visited my dentistry practice. He was fit and had a pleasant smile. He hadn’t seen...

The resident-caregiver relationship at meals

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The ability to feed ourselves is a skill learned early in childhood; loss of this ability for aged persons...