Physician assisted death education session at North York General Hospital “standing room only”

North York General Hospital rounds on physician assisted death

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.

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 […]

New Parkinson’s Disease Treatments: Duodopa & Deep Brain Stimulation

New Parkinson's Disease Treatment Options: Duodopa & Deep Brain Stimulation

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, […]

How to be successful when applying for PSW Jobs

Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC(C) President and Registered Nurse

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

Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC(C) President and Registered Nurse

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 […]

Toronto ice storm wreaks havoc – teamwork means seniors get the care they need

Toronto ice storm damage

Toronto ice storm 2013 – Trees down, power knocked out, roads closed, transit halted. Toronto, December 21 – Freezing rain weighed down and toppled trees, knocking out hydro to hundreds of thousands of homes and blocking roads throughout the city – a thick layer of ice coated roadways making driving hazardous. December 22, the Canadian Red Cross […]

The importance of senior rehab – the distance between knowledge and action can be a killer…

Senior rehab

Senior Rehab is essential in helping those who have suffered a set-back, get back on their feet – often literally. Maybe it’s part of the human condition that we can know so much and yet act so little. Nowhere was that more apparent than in a hospital family meeting that I attended yesterday.  The Client, […]

Prescription review essential when seniors being discharged

Prescription review

Sometimes during the course of a person’s hospitalization their medication regimen is changed. Sometimes however, there are oversights, errors or as in this case, printer problems. So many times one problem compounds another and the end result is a dangerous mess of mixed up medications that goes unnoticed until a person becomes unwell or experiences […]