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Hydration in Seniors

By Brad Whittaker  |  20 July 2018

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Not taking enough fluids, especially during warm weather, can pose severe health problems for anyone, but the elderly in particular are at higher risks of dehydration. If severe dehydration goes unchecked, it can lead to seizures because of electrolyte imbalance, a reduction in the blood volume, kidney failure, inflammation, coma or even death. 

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The Future of Home Care in Canada

By Cynthia Hood  |  09 July 2018

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The popularity of chronic diseases, an aging population, increasing doctor acceptance of home health care, medical developments, and the drive toward cost-effective treatment alternatives from private and public payers have all promoted the growth of home healthcare market. Over the last few years up to 2018, the revenue of this industry is expected to rise at an annual rate of 3.40% to 93.4 billion dollars, including a growth of 3.10% in 2018 alone. 

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Five Most Used Technologies in Assisted Living Communities

By Brad Whittaker  |  03 July 2018

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Contrary to what most people think, baby boomers are actually knowledgeable on computer stuff. Baby boomers, in this context, refers to elderly people. Elderly people are increasingly using the Internet and other exciting technologies. Discussed below are five of the technologies that individuals in assisted living systems frequently use.

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Ways to Improve Quality Life for Seniors in Canada

By Cynthia Hood  |  13 June 2018

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Canada remains one of the countries with high life expectancy. The Canadian homes for seniors are responsible for many Canadian elders living past 80 years. The improved living environment in the elderly home together with other measures contribute to the healthy living of the seniors. Below are some ways that result in the quality living.

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How to Reduce the Medication Errors in Nursing Home

By Jing Chen  |  08 June 2018

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There has been a trend in the recent years to take up electronic medication management (EMM) systems. Many homes are looking to improve the medication oversight process and its possible outcomes. Since medicine the medicine at homes is administered by people, medication errors occur at some point. By employing a system such as eMAR (electronic Medication Administration Record) we not only ensure that preventable medical errors don’t occur, but also achieve a whole host of advantages.

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The Status Quo of Employee Retention in Canada Senior Care Industry

By Brad Whittaker  |  17 May 2018

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The senior population requiring continued care support in Canada is highly increasing. By the year 2026, more than 2.4 million senior Canadians of 65 years and above will require care support offered by the senior care organisations. This is up by 71% from the year 2011. By the year 2046; the number will be approaching 3.3 million. The spending on the senior citizens is highly increasing from an approximated $29.3 billion in the year 2011 to approximately $184.2 billion by 2016. This spending is outrageously exceeding the revenue growth. On the other hand, the labour demand at this point will far much be above the labour force growth.

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Have You Thought About It?

By Alana Rennie  |  25 April 2018

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The following is a brief list of who and what the Administrator and Director of Nursing of a long-term care home in Ontario is accountable to:

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The Wave is Coming!

By Cynthia Hood  |  05 April 2018

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There is a giant wave travelling throughout the entire health care system — it is the Boomer Generation (those born between 1946 and 1964). This generation is generally outspoken, and one that expects, and even demands, customer service. The fringe of this generation is just now entering the LTC and Retirement Home sector as residents. More importantly, the parents of this generation (those who are 75 to over 90 years of age) are the clients within the circle of care.

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MED e-care's e-Learning Video Library

By Alana Rennie  |  22 March 2018

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Exciting news! MED e-care is pleased to announce the launch of our new e-Learning Video Library. These free but powerful learning tutorials (from 2 to 20 minutes in length) present the ‘how to’ on using the many features of our EHR modules/software.
 
Imagine the benefits of having access to this self-learning library:

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Using Data to Provide Better Care to Residents in Retirement Homes

By Jing Chen  |  14 March 2018

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Data is usually a valuable asset in any business since it can be utilized in many ways to the benefit of the business. If you come to think of it, data can be used for things like referencing when one wants to improve the quality of service offered, among several other uses. This means that even the senior care industry should also appreciate the importance of health data in carrying out their day to day activities. Using such data in your retirement homes can be beneficial for several reasons, which include:

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