Medication safety in long-term care

By Jim Kong and Certina Ho Medication safety is an essential component of medication use and has become a great benchmark for quality care in...

Why we need improved oral health in hospital, home care and long-term care services

By Mary McNally Some years ago, a retired university professor visited my dentistry practice. He was fit and had a pleasant smile. He hadn’t seen...

Cushioning the impact of dementia

By Drew Tapley Sometimes the solution to a problem comes out of left field and has a mindbog­gling effect. At least this is what happened...

Assessing the diabetic foot

By Ellen Kirk-Macri and Susan C. Jenkins Up to 80 per cent of diabetes-related amputations are avoidable. Prevention starts with proper assessment and care of...

Security basics for long-term care facilities

By Martin Green It seems as though hardly a week passes by without there being a story in the news about an elderly person with...

The cannabis conundrum

By Roxanne Tang and Susan C. Jenkins Meet Jim, a 70-year-old resident of an assisted living home. He is in generally good health, but...