When is it time to move to long-term care? – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Canadians often dread a move to long-term care (LTC). However, individuals living with dementia will likely need this type of care at some point during the course of their disease. In fact, 57% of seniors living in a residential care home have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and/or other dementia1 and 70% of all individuals … Continue reading

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

“Transitioning to 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/transition-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

From the Hospital to Long-Term Care: Protect Vulnerable Patients During Handoff – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

This article discusses the issue of medication errors that occur during the transition from a hospital to an LTC facility. It provides background on the issue, as well as safe practice recommendations for improving communication of accurate and appropriate medication therapy as patients transition to an LTC facility. You can access this article by clicking … Continue reading