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.

Facility-based care?

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.

Visiting at What Cost?

Visiting loved ones in long-term care facilities during COVID-19 has been difficult at best. However, accommodations and adaptations by both facilities and families/friends have been done to make “visiting” loved ones possible.

Unfortunately, the visiting-related actions of an individual in Calgary may have compromised future visits as well as the health and well-being of residents and staff. Click here to read the story.

Call for Participants

How Safe is Your Care?

If you are interested in patient safety and have some personal experiences to share, here is an opportunity that might be on interest to you.

Long-term Care

What are you doing on Tuesday, May 28th at 11am MT? If you have an interest in long-term care and hearing the experiences of residents and family members, this is something that may be on interest to you. Details about the webinar can be found here.

Paramedic and Seniors on the Move

When an on-duty paramedic walks into a building, it is typically to provide medical care and services to someone. However, when the paramedic is Adam Loria and the facility is the Whitehorn Village, something else may be occurring.

Click here to read the full story.

Hidden camera finds nursing home staff took hours to give man CPR | Toronto Star

There are some events that leave a person speechless. This is one of them.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/11/19/hidden-camera-finds-nursing-home-staff-took-hours-to-give-man-cpr.html

Connecting Through Conversation

For many individuals, their goal is quality of life rather than medically extended longevity.  This is especially true for frail seniors.  Unfortunately, there can be a disconnect between what the senior desires, the actions taken and ultimately the healthcare provided.  As a means of addressing this disconnect, a new study is being conducted in Canada that aims to evaluate ways to improve care planning conversations.  As Dr. John You, project lead for the project states, “Advance care planning can have a significant impact on the patient experience and the family experience….They deserve to have their voices heard.”​  Click here to read more about this study.