Keeping Senior Safe – Webinar

Coffee…connections…comfort

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.

A video worth watching

Patient and Family Centred Care Week – November 4-8

The theme for Patient and Family Centred Care Week will be “The Human Connection in Healthcare.” Below is a video that highlights what the human connection means to patients, families, and members of our care team at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

What does “The Human Connection in Healthcare” mean to you?

Four Small Words = Big Impact

As you may recall, June 6th was “What Matters to You?” day. Although these four words are simple in and of themselves, when a member of our Pts4Chg community introduced them to her homecare team, something special came about. See the results here. Way to go, Emma!

Elephant in the Room?

If you only have time to read only one article today and/or watch one video, you may wish to make it this one. Thanks, Peter, for bringing this topic to our attention. As you correctly noted, it is “profoundly eye-opening, unsettling, yet so important.” This “elephant” is definitely worth talking about.

A Hospital Halloween

A Canadian hospital is helping make the hospital experience less spooky for parents of sick or premature newborns.

Yesterday, I was talking to some friends whose son is in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. According to J.W., they had spent over $60.00 for a Halloween costume for their two-year-old son, M.W. Unfortunately, due to a medical issue that arose on October 29th, the costume had not been worn and remains in its original bag.

Hearing this, I was reminded of an initiative that had been started by two nurses on a neonatal unit. The end result saw babies wearing handmade felt Halloween costumes at a hospital in Edmonton. Click here to read the story.