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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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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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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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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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