Alzheimer Society: Public Education Series

August 16, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We often find ourselves with the opportunity to work with Clients who have Alzheimer Disease. For that reason we have our staff complete a certification program through the Alzheimer Society and we keep on top of the latest research developments. In the latest newsletter, I came across a listing of educational events being offered and […]

Sponsors of the Parkinsons Foundation speakers series

August 15, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We are pleased to announce our participation as a sponsor for the Parkinsons Foundation’s Speakers series. We will be on site at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on October 12, 2011 where Dr. Mario Masellis will speak on the topic of Mind, mood & memory. The evening runs from 6:30pm-9:00pm and is free to attend.

The Most Helpful Prescriptions you will never receive- Health Tips

August 08, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

We know that it is not inevitable that with advanced age comes physical disability and mental frailty. In fact, we know a lot about strategies for aging well. Somehow, this knowledge seldom passes from the medical and health journals to the health professionals’ clinical practices and on to their patients. For next number of days, […]

Shouldn’t Senior Care be delivered 7 days per week?

August 01, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Today is August 1st, a civic holiday (not a stat day). And yes, those of us who work at Eldercare Home Health are working. This includes front line careproviders, the Registered Nurse Case Managers, the Bookkeeper, the Administrative Assistant and me, the President, all working to provide quality senior care, 24/7. You may find it […]

Tylenol for a broken leg – On the article and senior abuse

July 29, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

One of the underlying questions that is not addressed in this article is Why did Sylvia Bailey suffer for so long with a fractured leg? Why was she denied investigation and treatment? Her condition was not invisible, there was an incident leading up to her pain and she was able to articulate that she was […]

Do senior health care government services really need more money-or do they need to use the money they have more wisely?

July 28, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Today I received a phone call from a senior who had recently undergone back surgery for degenerative disc disease. She is home from hospital, lives alone in a highrise apartment, and receives two one hour visits each week from the CCAC for assistance with bathing. She is using a walker now due to poor balance. […]

Toronto Star report on senior abuse – “Nursing home gave Tylenol to resident with broken leg”

July 22, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

On Thursday July 21, The Toronto Star reported a sad case where a nursing home resident suffered a fall, which resulted in a broken leg which was never diagnosed or treated. The resident suffered terribly. She subsequently died. I wish that I could say that this was an unusual occurence, that everything that went wrong […]

Why do Seniors fall?

June 10, 2011 by Lisa Wiseman BScN, RN, GNC (C), CHPCN (C)

Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to the question “Why do seniors fall?” The answer is often very individualized and very complex. That said, there are more “common” causes for falls – but be aware, this list is by no means exhaustive. First there are the true accidents Missing a stair on the way down the […]

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