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Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes with our Diabetic Order Sets

By Brad Whittaker  |  14 December 2017

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Are you confused about what an Order Set, Care Plan/Mapping/Pathways, Protocols-Processes, Guidelines, Best Practices etc. are when it comes to nursing?

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Celebrating You - Retirement Home and Long Term Care

By Alana Rennie  |  07 December 2017

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Having fun? There is no question that Retirement Homes and Long Term Care are becoming more complex. In many instances for both industries, there is:

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Technology in Healthcare Versus the Horse and Buggy

By Jing Chen  |  29 November 2017

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There must have been some interesting dynamics when automobiles replaced the horse and buggy. There were those who refused to let go of their horse. It was reliable and only needed hay. It served them well for years, why change? Besides, automobiles were noisy, smelled and unreliable. Those who embraced the automobile and abandoned the horse, were confused why others continued to use a horse. Horses smelled, were slow, would kick and were unreliable.

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How Are You Planning to Spend Your Surplus?

By Lelly Braganza  |  23 November 2017

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Trying to decide how to invest your surplus? What better way to start your year than to equip yourself and your staff with updated knowledge to better run your facility?

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Dancing with Dementia

By Len Fabiano  |  15 November 2017

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Dancing or caring for a dementia client with challenging behaviors involves complex steps. The complexity is created by two basic issues associated with dementia - the progressive brain damage caused by the disease, and the increasing and ever changing sensitivity to stimuli and environmental factors.

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Generational Values Predict Behaviours and Priorities

By Cynthia Hood  |  08 November 2017

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There is a shift occurring in our society. In the not too distant past, it was the exception rather than the rule for families to challenge care providers.

Understanding generational values is key to predicting behaviour and priorities. Go back 20 years in time when those who are in their 80’s today were in their 60’s and responsible for their parents. The foundation for that generation’s values came from their experiences during their childhood – the Depression and the second world war. 

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Don't Resist Change, Embrace It

By Alana Rennie  |  02 November 2017

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Change is the norm of our times. It is occurring exponentially. Whether we are asked to change what we do or how we do it, to undertake a project or to implement new software, how we respond to a change request determines how successful we will be.

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Are Your Residents Compliant With Self-administered Medication?

By Cynthia Hood  |  26 October 2017

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Ability to self-administer medications has emerged as the main predictor of appropriate placement and level of care for residents in Retirement and Care Homes.  These results underscore the importance of assessing: 1) the resident’s ability to answer questions related to self-medication and their diagnosis and 2) the actual auditing of self-administration over several days related to the answers above to ensure comprehension and reliability of the initial questions asked.  

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Dementia: Discussing Tomorrow's Needs and Challenges for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes Today

By Brad Whittaker  |  18 October 2017

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The increase in the elderly population as the Boomer Generation ages (those born between 1946 and 1964) is well documented. Census Canada indicates that the elderly population will increase from 16.9% today to 23% by 2031. More significantly is the increase in those living to 85 and older. This latter point will result in a doubling of those suffering from Dementia (source: Alzheimer’s Society). Community support resources, hospitals, long term care and retirement homes have already begun to feel the impact of this increase today.

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Upcoming Events at MED e-care

By Jing Chen  |  12 October 2017

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Curious about what's happening at MED e-care in the next few months? 

We are scheduling many events which you should know!

Our next 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will begin next Week. This highly practical series has received rave reviews. This series demonstrates the interrelationship between Risk Indicators under the RAPS, Quality Indicators, Clinical Assessment Protocols, Care Planning, Educational Needs, RUG Resource Grouping and how they are linked to overall funding. To see the detailed schedule and register, please click here.

We are just about to launch our RAI forum, which will allow the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience among those in our network. Please register by clicking www.rai.to or sign up for a 30 min demo if you are not sure where to get started.

Thirdly, our next round of MDS Credentialing & Advanced RUGs sessions will be scheduled October 25th-27th and November 3rd.  Limited seats are available for this highly popular educational opportunity. 

Last but not least, It's the time for our CMI specialist to review your CCRS documentation before your submission in order to maximize your CMI. Our Consulting service is now available to both clients and non-clients with your first quarter's assessment Free of Charge with a guarantee that we will raise your CMI by at least 1 point.

Click the appropriate link to join us for the 35QI webinars, forums, educational sessions and our consulting service. Contact Cynthia Hood via cynthia@mede-care.com or 1.800.387.8903 ext. 236 if you need any further assistance or additional information. 

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