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Family-Centered Care

Oct 26, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about person-centered care and how it should be incorporated into your facility. But what about family-centered care?

The concept of family-centered care is not as easy as it seems. So much energy is often focused on the needs of the resident that the needs of the family can sometimes be left behind. It’s also hard to balance the needs of the resident with that of the family, especially if they differ.

Family-centered care is about making sure that the family feels involved in the life of their loved one. It’s important to recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes and bring different emotional experiences to the table. Some families will want to be heavily involved while others will not.

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Sep 8, 2015

Stress in the Workplace

Stress is a sneaky little thing, isn’t it?

All it takes is one thing going wrong and the stress starts to build.

Stress, and the negative mood that comes with it, can also spread, infecting your co-workers.

So how do you deal with it?

Sep 8, 2015

The Power of Stories

Today was one of those days where story swapping occurred. We all took a break and ended up learning a bit more about each other and then went back to work 

Sep 8, 2015

Connecting Residents with the Past

Making connections between present day activities and past occupations and interests is a great way to engage your residents and learn more about them.

This is especially good for dementia patients because it can bring them a sense of familiarity.

So how do you do this?

First, you need to learn about your residents' past lives. Was someone a former teacher or a banker? Was a resident a lifelong gardener or knitter?

Learn as much information as you can so you can tailor activities to each individual. Make sure to include the families in this conversation. They'll have great insights as to mom and dad's likes and dislikes.

Supplier's Guide 2015 In this issue

Oct 1, 2015

Keeping the Spirit Alive!

St. Patrick's Home (St. Pat’s) has been a pillar of support in Ottawa for more than 144 years and is recognized as a community leader in the long-term care of the elderly.

In August 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) awarded St. Patrick's Home 96 additional beds.

This led to a redevelopment plan that would also see the reconstruction of the existing facility. More than six years after they began, the new St. Pat’s facility is complete. Residents rang in a new year in a new home, moving into the new facility on December 30 and 31, 2013.

Oct 1, 2015

Experimental flooring

It’s inevitable; in long-term care, falls are going to happen.

Falls are the number one cause of unintentional injury among older adults in Canada. In high-risk environments like long-term care, 60 per cent of residents will have at least one fall a year. Thirty per cent of all falls in long-term care residents result in injury with 3-5 per cent causing fractures.

That’s why the Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors program (TIPS) is taking a unique approach to fall prevention.

Oct 1, 2015

The pie is ready!

It’s been an exciting year around the offices.

We’ve been putting a lot of renewed effort into our design, editorial content and how we go about providing the senior care industry with a valued resource.

Sort of like making a pie, magazine publishing is the coming together of a lot of really great ingredients.