SOS! A Mobile App to Improve Early Detection of Deterioration & Unnecessary Emergency Hospitalization in the Elderly – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

In 2013-2014 nearly 33% of frail elderly admitted to hospital from long-term care were admitted unnecessarily. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, approximately 1/3 of transfers from long-term care to hospital were for preventable conditions, costing almost $11 million dollars (2014).1 Many personal support workers, nurses and even general practitioners lack the specialty … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Depression in Long-Term Care

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Depression in Long-Term Care

“Depression in Long-Term Care”,  from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/depression-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence in … Continue reading