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

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

New study looks at oral health and nutrition among nursing home residents – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

New study looks at oral health and nutrition among nursing home residents – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Oral health among nursing home residents is often poor due to age and limited access to dental care, which may be a symptom and cause of poor overall health and nutritional status1. However, oral health care support in nursing homes is often limited, resulting in poor oral hygiene and oral health2, 3. A Canadian study … Continue reading

Updated: Dementia Education and Training Resources for Long-Term Care: A Selected List

Updated: Dementia Education and Training Resources for Long-Term Care: A Selected List

This document is designed as a guide to selected, recent resources on dementia care education and training. Many of the resources listed are available at the J.W. Crane Memorial Library, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries, or are freely accessible on the Internet. http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/ld.php?content_id=12057714 Continue reading

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

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

“Pain Management 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/pain-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