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...

Choosing wisely: Up to 30 per cent of healthcare offers no clinical value to...

By  Karen Born and Paddy Quail Clinicians working in home and long-term are at the front lines of a tide of change in health...

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...

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...

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...