Even though we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Luke was able to have a very special birthday. Thanks to the Calgary Fire Department for making this a possibility. Check out the full story here.
As we know, there is a lot of fear and angst that exist concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may be assumed that such fear and angst cause people to go into a self-preservation and self-protection mode and not reach out to others, as this article illustrates, the opposite is indeed the case.
As many people know, Alzheimer’s can be a very isolating journey for both patients and their caregivers. Memory Cafes help address these issues by providing people like Doug and Connie Moore with opportunities to connect with others over conversation and coffee.
To find Comfort Cafes in Canada, visit this website.
Have you read Sandra’s very powerful and heartfelt message that she wrote on December 5th, 2019? If not, you may wish to do so below. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1148512898813667&id=100009649036230&ref=bookmarks
Visiting hours have been eliminated from ALL Calgary hospitals. Their removal reduces patient falls, medical errors and increases the patient experience. To learn more about this exciting change, click here
Today, December 16, 2019, is the day that Vanessa’s Law takes effect. What this means is that starting today, all hospitals in Canada must report serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents. This is a very special day for patient safety in Canada!
Oft times, corporations are seemingly so focused on their bottom line that they forget about the human side of their business and indeed the people whom they are working with and for. Fortunately, such was not the case for Disney, who granted five-year-old Ellery a special wish.
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In a recent article found in the Globe and Mail, the following was addressed. “One of my friends says she can do a video chat with her doctor, why isn’t this option more widely available?” If, like many others, you are wondering the same thing, you may wish to read the article here.
“Not my loved ones,” you might be thinking, and I hope you’re right. It’s certainly easier to believe, as I once did, that the opioid crisis is some far-off threat, like a flood or fire in another province. The reality is that it may be bigger and closer than many of us want to admit. (Excerpt from a cbc.ca opinion piece written by Katherine Steinhoff.)
Read the full article here.