Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard—a compilation of state data and analysis—showcases measures of state performance for creating a high-quality system of care in order to drive progress toward improvement in services for older adults and people with physical disabilities, and their family caregivers. The focus is on state-level data because the United … Continue reading

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

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

“Restraints 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/restraints-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

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

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

“Environmental Design 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: https://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/environment-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence … Continue reading

Inspiring care home residents to be creative – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Inspiring care home residents to be creative – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Involving people who live in care homes in the creative arts can delight, inspire and even bring health benefits. This resource offers care teams, including activity providers, many practical ideas on how to get started. Written in association with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), this guidance will show you how to encourage participation in … Continue reading

Seniors in Transition Web Tools – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Seniors in Transition Web Tools – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

The population of seniors accessing home care and residential care in Canada is expected to grow in the coming years. The continuing care sector will face increasing demands and expectations. The web tools available on the webpage linked to below, from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the accompanying analysis, can help you better … Continue reading

How Much Long-Term Care do Adult Children Provide? – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

How Much Long-Term Care do Adult Children Provide? – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

As people age and their health starts to deteriorate, their need for help in daily life increases. Cost concerns and personal preferences lead many people to turn to informal care from family members, particularly children. While formal care has a clear monetary cost, the burdens of informal care are harder to pin down. This brief, … Continue reading

Are healthcare aides underutilized in long-term care? New study examines continuing care facilities in Canada – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Are healthcare aides underutilized in long-term care? New study examines continuing care facilities in Canada – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

With increasingly high demands, rising costs and scarcity of healthcare resources (including workforce shortages) in the last 10 years, appropriate workforce utilization has become an important discussion amongst healthcare practitioners and policy makers in Canada.1 The ever-evolving role of healthcare aides (HCAs) has expanded to meet these shortages. Healthcare aides, also known as personal care … Continue reading