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.
My mum was vaccinated at Toronto Congress Centre today. We were all excited and relieved; but I have been horrified to hear about her experience. I’m now fearful that today she was put at a higher risk of being exposed to #COVID19 than at any other point in this pandemic
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🚨🚨Our team is looking for former #ICU patients and family members to participate in virtual focus groups and interviews. We want to hear your thoughts on #tests and #treatments in the ICU. Email us at kkrewula at https://t.co/oQ82vO0fkK pic.twitter.com/LfSLiHDwbg— Kirsten Fiest (@kmfiest) February 20, 2021
With COVID-19 at the fore of many people’s minds, other things can be overlooked. Unfortunately, this is seemingly the case for drug overdoses. According to Avery Haines in her article, “‘Man, I’ve seen a lot of people die’: Canada’s other health crisis,”
In the first nine months of 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, nearly 1,700 people died from overdoses in Ontario alone. That’s a 55 per cent increase over last year. In Alberta, during that same time period, more people died from overdoses than from COVID-19.
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If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, you may wish to check out this research project!
Alberta Health is conducting a review that focuses on supportive living and long-term care in Alberta. The goal of this initiative is to improve “the lives of continuing care residents and their families, resident care outcomes, the satisfaction and quality of work environment of staff, and the cost effectiveness of facility-based continuing care service delivery.” Included as part of the review are the thoughts and input of Albertans regarding the future of facility-based continuing care in the province. Click here to share your ideas about this important issue.
At this time of year, it is not uncommon to reflect on all that one has to be grateful for. Below, is an example of an individual who not only recognized what he was thankful for but made sure that the people involved knew.