Long-Term Care: Interest and Input

Are you interested in long-term care and its related issues? Would like to help create new standards for LTC homes? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, check out the following.

Home to Hospital to Home

If you are free on Friday, March 5th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., (MT) why not join in the conversation about the home to hospital to home transition. What role can patients, family, and caregivers play in this transition?
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/patient-and-family-hospital-transition-guideline-orientation-tickets-140172582969?keep_tld=1

Tough Decisions

“As intensive care units and hospital resources approach capacity during the second wave of COVID-19, health authorities are triaging their emergency critical care plans to decide who gets priority if there’s a surge in cases. Ontario has unveiled an emergency plan that prioritizes patients based on a clinical, unbiased assessment of their chances of survival.”

What is RISE

Recently, Emma, a member of our Pts4Chg community highlighted this group. If you or someone you know lives in a rural community, RISE may be of interest to you.

Patient-Oriented Research Podcasts

If you are interested in Patient-Oriented Research, why not join Beverley Pomeroy and Lisa Ridgeway for SPORCast? This bi-weekly podcast discusses the Standards for Patient-Oriented Research from the west coast of Canada. To listen to previous podcasts and more, including the conversation with Andre Picard, check out the SPORCast podcast page.

Great news for residents of central Alberta

Pharmacies in locations such as Red Deer will soon be offering COVID-19 testing. This increase in testing availability is very timely, given that schools open in less than a month. Read more about this expanded testing here.