Seniors’ Care

Opinion: There is hope for a better future in caring for the elderly (Tapestry Foundation for Health Care)

We’ve all heard troubling statistics about aging, statistics like these from the Alzheimer Society of Canada: Between two and 10 per cent of cases of dementia begin before the age of 65, and the risk of developing dementia doubles every five years after 65.

St. Michael’s receives sizeable donation

Residents of a Burnaby care home can look forward to more outings, entertainment and special events thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers who recently donated $12,000 to the centre.   

Undiagnosed delirium may pose costs to seniors, health care system

Clinical experience reveals that family members can play a part in detection.

Early bird registration: Tapestry Foundation hosts Geriatric Services Conference

Join us at the 2013 British Columbia Geriatric Services Conference for health care professionals, Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Join us at the 2013 British Columbia Geriatric Services Conference for health care professionals, Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Rehabilitation — Focusing on Function

The goal of rehabilitation at Holy Family Hospital is to assist patients’ recovery in the best ways possible to improve or maintain their physical function and independence.

Tapestry Foundation CEO Impassioned by Personal Experience to Improve Quality of Life for Dementia Patients and Families

Imagine living in a world where your loved ones and friends are oftentimes alien to you, where you shift between planes of past memory and present reality, and find yourself trying to run away from the place you call home.

Mount Saint Joseph Hospital Offers New Cardiac and Seniors Services

Seniors and heart patients now have access to much needed cardiac testing and outpatient seniors services, thanks to a new clinic at Providence Health Care’s Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) Hospital.

A Small Device With A Big Impact

The Pocketalker, a small amplification device the size of a mini tape recorder, is a good example. The device is attached to a set of headphones worn by residents, and a microphone allows the speaker’s voice to be amplified through the headphones

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