I hear so many horror stories about long waits in Emergency rooms. Is there any point in even taking my elderly parents there? How can I be sure they are seen quickly? It’s important to understand how Emergency departments are run, the alternatives, and some tips for preventing a health crisis. Here are some guidelines:…

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  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…

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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…

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