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February 14th in Advocate4Care
Describing caregiving as no cost to the healthcare system

I think we need to suggest a correction to this article published in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal: "Family caregivers who provide care to seniors at no cost to the healthcare system..."

There is a significant cost to the healthcare system. It's ...

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To listen to the stories of caregivers - for minutes - it doesn't even have to be hours, is to recognize the impact that caregiving has on our system as a whole.... this is unfortunate.

February 14th
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February 14th
Valentine's for everyone

Valentine's is mostly marketed for lovers but it can also be for friends. Better yet, why don't we just make it about showing someone you care about that they matter to you.

From all of the team at Huddol,

Thanks for being such a supportive, caring ...

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Happy Love Day to all!

February 14th
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Appropriate Use of Anti-Psychotics in Long Term Care

Person Centred dementia care is not an easily attainable shift in culture - especially in rural areas - like New Brunswick. This type of culture change is a slow moving transition, but it perpetuates growth & understanding among staff, and most ...

February 13th
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February 12th in Communityproviders
Geriatric Care Manager

I am a geriatric care manager/Nurse Case Manager - and I support this article :)

We can help!

"A geriatric care manager (or aging life care professional) is an experienced professional whose goal is to improve your older adult’s quality of life and ...

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Thank you so m=uch for shedding light on the role of a geriatric care manager - in what is a complex ride through 'caregiving' it can be tought to know who to turn to for help...

February 13th
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February 12th
The pinnacle of patient centered care

No longer like the word patient at all but I do like the contents of this article. Originally published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it speaks to the beginnings and the "why" of the patient centered movement.

From the article:

"Nothing ...

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Person or patient centred care seems like such an abstract concept, when in actuality, it is about honouring choices, encouraging the person to be a partner in their care, and making space for us as healthcare providers to learn about the narrative ...

February 12th
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February 12th
7 Mood-Boosting Foods to Fight the Winter Blues

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The accumulation of chilly, dark, gray days during the colder months can really take a toll on our well-being.

Find out which foods can help you keep your spirits up !

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needed this! I've been feeling sluggish lately with these long nights and cold days with what seems like never ending storms!

February 12th
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February 12th in SelfCare
Prioritize Self-Care
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Yes! All of this! I have to be mindful every single day to prioritize my own self and caring for me!

February 12th
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Advocating for Personhood

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You are still you, even with memory loss. You still have identity, and thoughts, and needs and desires.

February 12th
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Risk in aging and care

“What patients want is not rocket science, which is really unfortunate because if it were rocket science, we would be doing it. We are great at rocket science. We love rocket science. What we’re not good at are the things that are so simple and ...

February 12th
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February 12th
Canine assisted therapy in hospital

My loving wife Zoe, owner of PupWellness, has dedicated so much of her work in canine wellness to exploring how dogs can be raised and trained to provide therapeutic support. This recent article highlights some of the work her forever homes are doing...

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The power of pet therapy is incredible - as a dog mum of a therapy dog, I have seen first hand the benefits of pet therapy!

February 12th
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