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...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...

Assessing the diabetic foot

By Ellen Kirk-Macri and Susan C. Jenkins Up to 80 per cent of diabetes-related amputations are avoidable. Prevention starts with proper assessment and care of...

Exploring the potential benefits and constraints of family councils in long-term care

By Rumana D’Souza Our understanding of how care should be delivered to seniors depends greatly on applied research. Through research, we know that family plays...

Updated best practices guide to cut antipsychotics use in residential care

By Rumana D’Souza Over the last decade, the overuse of anti-psychotics in residential care has raised public concerns about the health and safety of residents...

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...