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Managing a Long-Term Care Home, is not for Sissies...Why Nurse Managers are hightailing it, out of Dodge

Posted Jun 29th, 2016

Working as a Registered Staff member in the role of Administrator, or Director/Assistant Director of Care in a LTC home carries a huge level of responsibility that impacts not only the pocket book, but also tests the...

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Grannie on a Gurney, wake up and smell the antiseptic folks

Grannie on a Gurney, wake up and smell the antiseptic folks

Posted Jun 10th, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Tips, Dementia, ElderPilot in Action

Guess I should have created mobile apps where you got a bag full of cyber candy rather than the satisfaction of finding mom that next home

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Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Mirror Images and Memory Loss: When a Family member is Living with Dementia

Posted May 7th, 2016 in News, Dementia

I quickly discovered it was easier to navigate around small incidences at home, than to deal with larger ones. Hence reading emotions and moods became as much as a survival technique, as it was second nature...

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Long-Term Care Home Checklists: Is there really a Garden of Eden among the weeds?

Long-Term Care Home Checklists: Is there really a Garden of Eden among the weeds?

Posted Apr 19th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Tips

Long-Term Care Homes: Is Utopia accessible or have we forgotten some basic core values that speak to our humanity?

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Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Mental Health Poetic Reflections: Are you the self appointed social media/social judgment jury?

Posted Apr 11th, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Safety, Tips, Dementia

What many onlookers did not realize was, that this individual lived with mental illness their entire life. We shielded him, hid it, dressed it up like good health, and showed it to the world like a redrawn animation of the truth.

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"Never ask a barber if you need a haircut," wisdom from the Wild West when a Retirement Home is on the horizon

Posted Apr 5th, 2016 in News, Retirement, Tips

"Just because you’re following a well marked trail doesn’t mean that whoever made it knew where they were going"

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What possible gift could Alzheimer Disease give? My true story may surprise you.

What possible gift could Alzheimer Disease give? My true story may surprise you.

Posted Mar 7th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Tips, Dementia

Sometimes the light was there all along, but the shadow of an illness distorted your vision. Open your heart to possibilities...

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No Nursing Home Cameras: An Open Letter to my Family

No Nursing Home Cameras: An Open Letter to my Family

Posted Feb 26th, 2016 in Long-Term Care, Safety, Tips, Dementia, ElderPilot in Action

Candid cameras catching me in various modes of undress, is not my idea of effective Long-Term care regulation (photo Alamy)

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Show me the Money...Why staffing numbers vary in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

Show me the Money...Why staffing numbers vary in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

Posted Feb 22nd, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Tips

Staffing in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes: Documenting for Dollars

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Elderpilot Free mobile apps: Great News for Seniors and Families

Elderpilot Free mobile apps: Great News for Seniors and Families

Posted Feb 21st, 2016 in News, Long-Term Care, Retirement, Tips

Elder Pilot Long-Term care and Elder Pilot Retirement Mobile Apps: Checklists. I guess the best things in life are free!

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