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Moving Your Aging Parent To A Retirement Community by Stan Cohen Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 12:00am Article authored by Sheri Samotin Life Bridge Solutions While no two family situations are the same, there are several common scenarios that baby boomers face as their parents come to the point where it is no longer possible for them to live in their own home without assistance. The first is to have the parent move in with one of his ... Read on »
Complaints about retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 12:00am I phoned them. Since the family was aware of the extreme needs of my palliative client, they felt there was no neglect. This home has a bad reputation in the community. I did the best I could. I brought in Ensure for a man who wasn't eating but complained about being hungry. Unfortunately, their position is that if PSWs are 'trained' to del ... Read on »
Retirement Home Complaints by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 May 2011 12:00am Do you know the difference between a retirement home and long-term care? In a retirement home you are a tenant, and the landlord/tenant act applies to you and the residence. Most of these are for-profit residences, where you pay for services. When my late father was in a private, for-profit retirement home, we hired Red Cross PSWs to come ... Read on »
Food safety in retirement homes 2 by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 12:00am The newest  Retirement Homes Act , July 2010, was designed by the provincial government. A response to complaints about retirement homes, it has been a PR move in my humble opinion. For those who read my blog posts, you know that I know that the system isn't 'broken', but it does require must work and vigilance. Established in 1977, the Ont ... Read on »
Complaints about retirement homes by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Apr 2012 12:00am As long as we allow seniors to be victims, they will identify themselves as victims, and act the part. No, let me rephrase this. In my experience as a teacher, I found many children who chose to be identified as victims. It was their persona. It was who they were. I have no reason to believe that these children will grow up to see themselves a ... Read on »
Why I’m Retiring From The Raw Divas by Tera W. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Sep 2010 2:19pm Hey, Sunshine! Before I explain what I mean by that subject title, here’s a bit of what’s shaking around here and what we’ve been up to. My First Video Blog! (And my last video as “The Raw Divas”) I did it!!!  It took three years, and you’ll soon see why, but I finally did a video!!! You can check it out here , and you’ll be ... Read on »
Retirement Home vs. Hospital by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am This is not a new story. The post, below, is from a Charge Nurse. You have a (for-profit?) Retirement Home sending a senior to the Emergency Department (ED). The ED does its work, determines there is no his fracture. But the 92-year old is, obviously in pain. What is the best placement for them? Is it back in their bed? Is it in the ... Read on »
NLM Library Operations Chief Sheldon Kotzin Retires, Closes the Book on a Brilliant Career by Posted Tue 26 Jun 2012 4:48pm In the summer of 1968, Sheldon Kotzin made what he calls "a life-altering decision." After getting his masters in library science from Indiana University, he accepted a job offer to become a library associate at the National Library of Medicine. It was, he says, "the beginning of a long and happy relationship with NLM." The relationship ... Read on »
Gordon Porter's Vanity And Bill 61, An Act To Amend The Education Act, Will Result in MORE EXCLUSIONARY Education Practices in by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Apr 2014 10:54pm Gordon Porter believes that inclusive education is simple. Unfortunately most teachers, the NBTA organisation itself, aides and education administrators have been bullied and intimidated into following his simple philosophy unquestioningly even though they know it flies in the face of the truth. They know that many children are present in N ... Read on »
The Republican Backlash Against the Health Care Act and Women by Dr. Charlotte Thompson Medical Doctor Posted Sun 25 Nov 2012 1:49pm I find it scary and sad that the Republicans are still fighting hard against the Affordable Health Care Act and women. After the election, which clearly showed the majority of Americans were for the Health Care Act and women making their own choices about health care, new bills are being introduced to deprive women of their reproductive righ ... Read on »