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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.
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
Given the reality of COVID-19, many people will be spending the holidays alone this year. Below is an article that provides some ways to cope when you are feeling lonely. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/alone-during-the-holidays-how-to-cope-when-you-re-feeling-lonely-1.5215803
If you only have time to read one Twitter thread, here is one worth considering.
It’s me, the respiratory therapist and the bedside nurse gowning up together. Only 3 of us will do this to reduce the risk of exposure. Despite the layers of protective clothing between us she can see the concern in my eyes, and I see the fear in hers.— Darren Markland (@drdagly) November 29, 2020
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.