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.
Recently, Emma, a member of our Pts4Chg community highlighted this group. If you or someone you know lives in a rural community, RISE may be of interest to you.
What does PJ Paralysis mean?
- 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.
Check out this website to find out more.
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.