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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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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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