The resident-caregiver relationship at meals

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The ability to feed ourselves is a skill learned early in childhood; loss of this ability for aged persons...

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...

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...

Advocating for the needs of young residents

By Drew Tapley “They call themselves ‘The Left Side of 60’,” says Sandy Croley referring to the 20 percent of younger residents under the age...

Diabetes in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson The number of people with diabetes has doubled in the past decade and continues to rise.   The majority of...