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

Multimorbidity in Canada – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Multimorbidity in Canada – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Many people have more than one chronic health problem. These diseases add up, and the combined effect is more important than the effect of any one problem alone. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), this webinar from Dr. Philip St. John examines the relationship between disease combinations and if they are … Continue reading

Advice for older adults on staying cool in hot weather – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Advice for older adults on staying cool in hot weather – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

With summer here and the temperatures rising, it is important to understand the health risks that excessive heat can bring and know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia and other heat-related illnesses. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes … Continue reading

Palliative Care Matters: Fostering Change in Canadian Health Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Palliative Care Matters: Fostering Change in Canadian Health Care – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Palliative Care Matters (PCM) was launched in June 2016 to ensure all Canadians with life-limiting illness have timely access to high-quality, coordinated, and integrated palliative care. The main objectives of the initiative are to foster a conversation between the public, researchers, and health system leaders about what Canadians need and expect in relation to palliative … Continue reading

Canada’s National Dementia Strategy – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Canada’s National Dementia Strategy – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

On June 22, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. The passing of Bill C-233, An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, means the Government of Canada will address the overwhelming scale, impact and cost of dementia. The Act not only brings Canada in line with … Continue reading

Jointly – The Care Coordination App – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Jointly – The Care Coordination App – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Designed by Carers UK in consultation with actual caregivers, Jointly is a mobile and online app that brings together key features in a single tool, making caring easier, less stressful and more organized. Some of the features included are: One central place to store and share important information about the person you are looking after … 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