Posts Tagged ‘long-term care’
Should I bring Dad Home from Long-term Care?
On TV, in the news, on Facebook and Twitter – those poignant scenes of families blowing kisses through windows, glimpses of a frail silhouette, horror stories of multiple illness and death in long-term care homes all over the country. Politicians, and even doctors, boldly stated, ‘if you have family in long-term care, get them…Read More
Supporting Personal Support Workers (PSWs)
The COVID-19 pandemic has us banging pots every night to honour the front-line workers. But who exactly are these heroes? Many of them are Personal Support Workers (PSWs). What exactly is a PSW? Personal Support Workers are trained in caregiving protocols and techniques. Their training may range from months in private training academies or years…Read More
How can I be sure my Mom’s nursing home is safe?
You are right to get all the information you can to make the best decision. First, find out what to avoid: Book a tour and consult a checklist such as https://torontonursinghomes.com/nursing-homes/toronto.html They advise using your senses and intuition – how does the place, look, smell, sound and generally feel. Check government reports – your…Read More
No Easy Fix for Long-Term Care
Long-term care homes across the globe have suffered unduly from COVID-19; residents in Canada’s system seem to be suffering more than others with 80% of COVID-19 deaths being among seniors. Experts call it ‘benign neglect’ and admit “Nobody set out to plan a system that will hurt older adults.” While policy-makers and politicians have vowed…Read More