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.
ICUs where I work (Peel region) are 80% occupied by people with respiratory failure from COVID— Brooks Fallis (@BrooksFallis) December 26, 2020
Most are 50 to early 70s & were perfectly healthy & living normal lives prior to getting COVID
If you think this disease only kills frail & elderly people you have not seen much COVID
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.
In a joint letter, four mayors in Alberta appeal to all Albertans to write members of the provincial government. Read the following article to discover why this appeal has been made.
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.
Doctors in rural communities around Alberta are leaving, retiring or changing their services. Why is it occurring and who is responsible? For answers to these and other questions, check out this article.
COVID-19 has brought about many changes, one of which can include how we access healthcare. Not surprisingly, there are many questions people are asking themselves including: When should I go to an emergency room? Is diagnostic testing for non-COVID-19-related issues being done? How does a person see a specialist? Can I make an appointment to see my personal physician? If so, how is this done?
In the video below, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe looks at these and other questions and explains how to get the care needed during the ongoing pandemic.