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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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Reasons Retirement Facilities Should Make Use of Integrated Pharmacy Partners

By Brad Whittaker  |  07 March 2018

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Today, the role of the pharmacist has changed from counting pills at the counter to extending their services to their client’s homes. This means that pharmacists are now focusing on long-term care as well as provision of various retirement facilities. It is therefore advisable for people to have an integrated partner pharmacy for their retirement. This is the best move since there are several benefits which accrue when your retirement facility utilizes a dedicated pharmacy partner.

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Tips on How the Retirement Home Care Sector Can Attract and Retain Qualified Staff

By Brad Whittaker  |  15 February 2018

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The senior and retirement care sector is one of the job areas in Canada which reports the highest turnover rates. In the past, the industry used to have a high number of qualified staff seeking for various positions. That made things easy for employers as they could quickly recruit and retain as many as they wanted. Today however, that has changed and employers have to struggle even to find and hire a few of them. There are many reasons behind this increased levels such as the rapid increase of the aging population, the low pay and high levels of stress. Below are a few recommendations on how employers in the retirement homes industry can recruit and retain staff in the sector.

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There Isn’t Enough Time

By Jing Chen  |  08 February 2018

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The curse of today’s society! It is amazing how fast and complex things have become. Although people do not use “snail mail” as they used to, there are some pluses to that system – it took time for any request to get to you and you had time to respond based on your schedule. Now the expectation is almost instantaneous with everyone believing that their issue or request is your priority.

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Working with Challenging Families - Stop the Argument

By Len Fabiano  |  31 January 2018

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Working with families of our resident population can be challenging at times. Maintaining objectivity when you find yourself repeating or rehashing things of the past is sometimes the most challenging. Although the following is somewhat obvious, getting into what family members may perceive as “arguments” is easy to do.

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This is a Tough Job – Recruitment Challenges!

By Alana Rennie  |  24 January 2018

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There is tremendous competition for qualified staff within the health care industry. The causes are many:

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Should Hospitals Get Into Retirement?

By Cynthia Hood  |  15 January 2018

 

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Money is tight in Hospitals and they are becoming much more creative and entrepreneurial as a result. Keeping patients in an acute care ALC bed is very expensive, when they are unable to discharge patients due to a shortage of nursing home beds. Hospitals know the opportunities the senior population offers as a supplemental revenue source, while fulfilling their mandate to address the needs of their community.

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