If you have only time to read one Twitter thread, consider reading this one by @SadafShllwani.
“Last night around 6pm I went to visit my dad at #LTC. When I got there his diaper, pants, and wheelchair were soiled while he sat in the TV room with other residents. There was a pool of urine under his wheelchair. I couldn’t find any staff.” Click here to continue reading.
PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.
What is End PJ Paralysis?
End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.
How can you get Involved?
Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.
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.