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Jennifer J. Patient Expert

San Francisco, California
I am a retired teacher and author of Living and Dying With Dignity: A daughter's journey through long-term care.  I helped my mother, who died of cancer in her home. My father, who succumbed to a brain tumour, passed away in Long-Term Care.  I have a B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. in... Full Bio
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The myths of medical marijuana abound... by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Medical marijuana producers attempting to woo doctors OTTAWACITIZEN.COM Representatives of licensed medical marijuana companies are being sent to doctor ... Read on »
Book Review: Deadly Errors by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Deadly Errors  This book, originally out in 2005, is a great read. Now released in eBook, and all that jazz, it is easily accessible. Published by Astor and Blue, ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer and Robotic Surgery by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I'm often sent information, most want me to provide free ads. This one was interesting, in that hubby already had his robotic surgery and we are in Canada. An ad by a US-bas ... Read on »
Aphasia Institute Connections A World of Possibilities - Learn, Work, Share - by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Aphasia Institute Connections A World of Possibilities - Learn, Work, Share - Greetings from the all of us at the Aphasia ... Read on »
Landscapes of Aging Conference by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   Critical Issues, Emerging Possibilities October 16 - 18, 2014 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ca ... Read on »
End-of-life care - it's your choice by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Shows Importance of Discussing End-of-Life Wishes With Family Completing Advance Directive Is Imperative, but Not Sufficient by Itself WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewsw ... Read on »
Violence in Hospitals: How It's on the Rise but Can Be Reduced by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Excellent article How Do We Know If We’re Creating a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff? Type II workplace violence (NIOSH, 2006), where ... Read on »
Stars announce Stand Up to Cancer Canada by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Four Levels of Patient Activation I was terribly disappointed by a recent PR news conference. It's all about the Stand Up To Cancer movement mov ... Read on »
PART XXIII: follow-up PSA test by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Cystoscope No, the news was not good this spring. We've had time to digest it, agonize over it, and come to terms with it. Post-surgery the PSA test re ... Read on »
Canadian Critical Care Forum by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The Canadian Critical Care Forum is a 3 day international conference that happens in Toronto every year. This year the meeting will be from Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2014. This ... Read on »
Healthcare and its costs, patient cost estimator, home care costs, ED visits Ontario by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Here is some good reading about healthcare, and healthcare costs. A patient with extensive burns and requiring a skin graft will stay in hospital on average 44.8 days with ... Read on »
A day in the life of a PSW by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Published on 22 Oct 2013 Over 185,000 need homecare in Ontario everyday. This is one of those days . . . Watch as Ontario's former Health Minister Deb Matthe ... Read on »
Family Caregivers' Network Society Newsletter by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health We can learn a lot through newsletters and Webinars. The July 2014 issue of our Network News newsletter is now available on-line.   Included in this issue: How to Par ... Read on »
Dr. Oz is a symptom of the problem by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Yes. Diet supplements do not work. Dr. Oz, and a number of other doctors, are sucking people in to believe that there is a magic pill to solve our woes. Truth is, exercise ... Read on »
What does a TIA look like? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health This is how ER physicians may make mistakes. She knew she was having a stroke. In fact, a mini stroke (TIA). People need to self-advocate. Yepes was referred to the ... Read on »
Why do you volunteer? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I just finished editing the Community Home Support - Lanark County (CHS-LC) Summer Newsletter. It's on an updated version of Mac's Pages, and it's good for an old dog to le ... Read on »
What are they doing to LTC? by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Union uneasy with staffing changes to Cape Breton long-term care units In September, 18 licensed practical nurses, or 10.55 full-time equivalents, will be replaced by ... Read on »
Alberta lacks consistent policy for seniors moving to long-term care by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Edmonton Journal Alberta lacks consistent policy for seniors moving to long-term care: report Edmonton Journal EDMONTON - A review into how Albertans are moved in ... Read on »
Alternate level of care - your rights and hospital discharge by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Finally, a good article from a journalist. This is good information from   Advocacy Centre for the Elderly  (ACE), a legal aid clinic for seniors. Beware of hospita ... Read on »
Hospital care vs. home care, ALC patients by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health According to   CIHI’s OurHealthSystem CIHI It costs an average of $5,335 to stay in at a Canadian Hospital during 2011 to 2012.Lowest:               ... Read on »