St. Vincent’s: Langara

Opinion: Understanding life stories can lead to better health care

We’re all familiar with Aesop’s boy who cried wolf: After repeatedly and falsely telling nearby villagers he saw a wolf, the wild dog finally appears. But having been fooled one too many times, the villagers refuse to respond, and the boy meets his ignominious end.

Urban Senior: Keeping time (St. Vincent's: Langara)

From the moment music therapist Leah Rosling plays the first song — George Gershwin is featured today — a dozen or so residents break into smiles as they remember familiar lyrics. Eve Duke, age 91, closes her eyes and sways to the beat, her index finger tapping to the tune. - See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/living/urban-senior-keeping-time-1.2302046#sth…

Jazz Musician, 91, Who Played with Duke Ellington, Now Entertains Residents at Seniors' Home

In a Vancouver seniors' care facility, several elderly residents and staff go about their business in the main foyer area. In the corner, Eve Duke, 91, plays a couple of songs on the grand piano. 

Small fire at Vancouver nursing home after resident burn threads off garment (St. Vincent's Langara)

Officials at Vancouver’s St. Vincent’s Langara nursing home say they  are reviewing their policies with one of their residents after a small fire broke out in a room on Saturday afternoon.

PHCRI research study gives hope to those with chronic non-healing wounds

Monday, August 19, 2013, VANCOUVER, BC — New research by the Providence Health Care Research Institute tackles a major problem plaguing long-term care facilities and hospitals. The study, published in the Nature Publication Group journal Cell Death and Differentiation, gives hope to those with chronic non-healing wounds, a problem affecting as many as 20-25 percent of patients in long-term care facilities.

An inside look at palliative care

The CBC will be broadcasting a one hour documentary on palliative care produced by UBC and Providence.

Spring/Summer 2013 Promise magazine

Read about how St. Paul’s Hospital is working towards revolutionizing the treatment of mental health issues, just as it did for HIV/AIDS care three decades ago.

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day - Let's Start the Conversation

An advance care plan is a summary of your beliefs, values and wishes that must be respected when future decisions are made for you

You never know what’s around the corner. You may be healthy one day, and the next an accident or illness could happen. If you are not able to communicate with others about the health care you would wish or refuse, someone else will be asked to decide for you.

Providence Health Care continues to top the list of best places to work in B.C.

Providence has been recognized as one of the province’s leading employers for the fifth consecutive year. 

Founding Providence Healthcare: Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception

Since 1854, the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception have responded to the needs of the poor, the orphaned, the sick and the elderly with care and compassion.

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