An innovative Canadian program helps reduce social isolation in residential care

By Michelle Fleming THE ISSUE Social isolation is on the rise in our growing aging population, particularly among those living in residential care. Better strategies are...

A primer on stroke

Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in Canada. Out of every 100 people who experience a stroke, 15 die,...

Dorothy’s yellow brick road to recovery

By Drew Tapley   Dorothy Weppler moved into Barnswallow Place in Elmira, Ontario, with a gastrointestinal feeding tube in her abdomen. It had been in place...

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...

From server to recreation: A chalking tale

By Amanda Paterson   When Charity Votary began working as a dining room server at Royale Place Retirement Residence in Kingston, she didn’t expect that her...

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson If you are under the impression that food borne diseases are not common – think again.  Today, food safety...