Understanding Resident Mental Health Challenges in Long Term Care
The mental health of residents admitted to and living in LTC is impacted significantly by mental illnesses such as Depression and Personality Disorders (with a history of trauma). Many residents have ...
Palliative Care in Long Term Care: Re-thinking the Purpose and Approach
Care for end of life has been an important and expanding function in Long Term Care. Since the beginning of the pandemic over two years ago, there have been changes in the Long Term Care Act that include a need for the adoption of a Palliative Care Philosophy. Franzis Henke, Nurse Practitioner, and Silver Meridian associate discusses these changes and what it means to incorporate a Palliative Philosophy of Care. Click to read the full article.
The concept of “liberalized diets” has been around for some time within senior living but it is receiving increased attention as more is being understood about the role diet can play on quality of life and seniors health. This approach is also now being published in reference guides such as the Dietitians of Canada document, Menu Planning in Long Term Care (2020) - an influential guide for planning your menus in Canada. If you have not done so already, now is the time to start evaluating if this approach would work in your home.
Why “Now” is Not the Best Time to Quit!
For anyone working in long term care, the pandemic has become the primary talking point and focus of attention in almost every conversation. In the face of many challenging realities, there are compelling reasons to step back and reconsider a decision to quit working in long term care. However, his period of change and uncertainty is providing “golden opportunities” to grow and excel, for those who embrace the challenges.
Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow in Senior Living
This year’s month of March 2022 marks Dietitians of Canada’s 40th anniversary for Nutrition Month, which is an event shared and promoted by Dietitians across the country. Complete Purchasing Services (CPS) is happy to share this year's theme “Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow”, with a focus on senior living and long-term care.
Keep Calm and Keep Disinfecting!
After two years of working to keep COVID-19 under control, trying to keep up with the seemingly constant changes can be confusing. To help maintain a clean and healthy environment that is safe for guests and residents Louise Taillon, Sani Marc’s Director of Training, answers some important questions about how to stay the course in the fight against COVID-19.
Five Tips to Protect Your Property During Winter Months
We’re not out of Winter just yet and with the cold, snowy weather conditions that the final weeks before Spring can bring it is important that businesses implement precautions to winterize commercial facilities. FIRST ONSITE highlights 5 key steps you need to be aware of to protect your property during winter months.
When Confronted by Complainers - Reframe!
Everyone complains. Whether it is initiated by something big or small, complainers are everywhere. Some can look on the bright side relatively quickly, while others take a bit more time or need some guidance. Ron Martyn with Silver Meridian outlines how to help ‘complainers’ think outside the box and “reframe” the complaining to achieve new, and hopefully, more positive outcomes.
5 Tips to Keep Your Performance Resolutions
Follow these tried and tested tips for sticking to those New Year’s resolutions!
Top 6 Air Purification Qualities To Consider
As we enter the cold winter months and spend more time indoors, clean air is crucial to the safety, health, and wellness of your employees, residents, and visitors especially amidst the ongoing pandemic. Read the article to learn 6 ways to help with indoor air quality from Ambius.
Turning Performance Reviews from Dreadful to Delightful
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Tis' the season for performance reviews. Ron Martyn, Co-Owner of Silver Meridian outlines a tried, tested and true step by step process on how to make the review process a positive experience for most people, and manageable for the rest.
Best Practices to Help Improve Short-Term Challenges from Supply Chain Delays
Many operators may be experiencing delivery issues with Broadline Distributors due to continued labour shortages, supply issues and weather conditions across the country. While you face these unprecedented challenges, here are some helpful best practices to improve the short-term situation for both your business and your trusted distributors.