Taking steps towards recovery: Preventing falls

By Natalie Chung-Sayers “Being in a hospital for a while…you start to yearn for home. Home is great. It is your safe place. You know...

Vision care in older adults

Problems with vision become more common as people age.  For older adults, good vision is linked with quality of life and ability to enjoy...

Deprescribing: A promising approach to address problematic polypharmacy in our seniors

By Michaela Berniquez   What is “problematic polypharmacy”? We can all think of someone we know who takes a number of prescription drugs. Maybe it is a...

Enhancing the lives of seniors – The Ottawa Experience

By Michaela Berniquez What images come to mind when thinking about community? Strolling around, admiring the neighbors’ gardens, seeing children play, walking to work or...

Dealing with the unthinkable: Elder abuse

By Susan C. Jenkins Elder abuse is a serious and growing problem. It is difficult to know how widespread it is, because so many cases...

How a medication review prevents health problems

By Shawn Goodman,  and Susan C. Jenkins  Nearly three-quarters of Canadian seniors have at least one chronic condition, and about one quarter have three or...