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Top Retirement Home Trends in 2018

By Brad Whittaker  |  24 September 2018

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2018 is a year for developing new concepts for all industries, and that also means new predictions retirement home trends in Canada. Based on some research and study from various trusted sources, here is a breakdown of some of these major trends posed to shape the industry over the next few months:

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Personalized Care Approaches to Improve Resident Experience

By Jing Chen  |  30 August 2018

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For an improved resident experience, it's essential that you engage the participants in making crucial decisions about their life. Thus, a personalized care system insists that the medical team become trustworthy and deliver safe and quality services for the patients for a long-lived resident experience. For this, the patients will exhibit satisfaction with the services. The approaches to adopt are:

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Ways to Build Positive Mental Health in Seniors

By Alana Rennie  |  31 July 2018

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A person's mental health directly affects his overall quality of life. When seniors suffer from mental health issues, they cannot fully participate in everyday life. A senior can be overwhelmed by sadness, worrisome thoughts, and may give up on life entirely. His mental health can even affect his physical health. From living arrangements to medical concerns, there are special factors for elderly persons that place them at risk for mental health problems.

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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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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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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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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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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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