Hospital discharge – 5 things you can do to help your elderly patients avoid returning to the hospital.
Seniors who are discharged from hospital have been found to have a very high rate of re-admission through the Emergency department . This is a heartbreaking finding; seniors may present for re-admission with further physical injury, additional care needs rendered through emerg adds costs to the ‘system’, and last but not least, these re-admissions can […]
The legislation surrounding Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) is still relatively new. The subject is very topical and brings out strong points of view from audience members – some might even say the topic is controversial. There are as many questions as there are answers. Eldercare Home Health sponsored medical Rounds on Medical Assistance In Dying […]
Social Work Week lunch and learn March 9, 2017, the sun was out, lunch included lots of dessert and the auditorium was full…. great omens for the annual Social Work week lunch and learn. Shelley Craig PhD RSW LCSW was the invited speaker at the annual Social Work Clinic Day lunch and learn in celebration […]
Dr. Leung clarified terminology around physician assisted death, gave an update as to where the legislation stands presently and addressed questions from the audience. He reviewed the challenges that have been made over the years to the Charter of Rights in regard to the right to seek physician assisted death. Last year the Supreme Court ruled […]
Your parent deserves the best senior care possible. That’s why we hire only 2% to 5% of the caregivers who apply to work with us.
We are always looking for terrific staff. People who genuinely enjoy working with seniors. Who have the skills and training to provide the kind of care our clients need. We recently invited PSW caregivers who were interested in working with Eldercare Home Health to send us their resumes. We received 96 resumes. All the resumes were […]
I attended the Parkinson Society lecture November 12, 2014 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Alfonso Fasano and Nurse specialist from the Movement Disorder Centre of Toronto Western Hospital. The evening was presented by the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, in partnership with Parkinson Society Canada First, […]
Preparing your resume and cover letter when applying for PSW jobs Properly preparing your resume & cover letter when applying for PSW jobs will improve your chances of being invited for an interview. Your resume should be short and clear. Make it one page if possible, definitely not more than two. Include only up to […]
Professionalism in nursing – if you want to be treated like a professional, you need to act and communicate like one
If you’re applying for a nursing position, a cover letter is a must: If it’s a nursing career you’re after, write a cover letter, period. Most Registered Nurse applicants, amazingly, don’t. As a Registered Nurse your resume is the nuts and bolts of what you have accomplished – education, positions, professional accomplishments etc. Your cover […]