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Resuming Life in Long Term Care (or least trying)

As of July 7, 2021, Step 2  of the ‘Roadmap to Reopen’, restrictions on visitors to our Long Term Care settings have been opened up. In terms of vaccination requirements, the Ministry have required staff to either: Proof of vaccination Provide a documented medical reason for not being vaccinated Participate…

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Bye bye May, hello happiness…..

Here we are at the end of May; warmer weather ( except for last week’s snow), longer days and the promise that this current stay at home order will be ending soon. Restrictions are starting to let up. Outdoor dining, in store shopping and haircuts are hopefully  resuming. However for…

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Monday, the day after yesterday.

While the sun did shine  yesterday, it  was still a difficult day for many of us. Not just because we can’t be outdoors, or play golf or volleyball but because for many, we continue to be restricted from seeing, and hugging our mothers. It is the 2nd  Mother’s  Day of…

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Getting Lost In The System

And I don’t mean figuratively, I mean literally.  I heard two stories this past week of two elderly individuals who are both quite compromised with dementia.  One lives in a retirement residence and the other lives in her own home with care support. In both instances, they had a fall…

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Holidays and Family Traditions – COVID style

This past weekend we celebrated the first night of Passover; and I think this holiday was the hardest one for me.  Regardless of what and how you celebrate, for many the family and cultural connections rather than any religious significance is what we hold on to.  Last year this time…

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When both parents have dementia….

In the majority of families where there are still two parents living in the same home, the ‘well’ spouse becomes the primary caregiver to their husband/wife who has dementia. Caregiving for someone with a cognitive disorder is a full time job; especially when community supports, such as day programs and…

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

There has been so much going on that you may not know that January is Alzheimers Awareness month. Covid has taken over as the lead medical concern world wide. However I feel it important to recognize another major health issue that impacts many of us – which is dementia. I…

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Something for Everyone….

There are some days when I can’t believe how fast time is flying by (it’s already January and I still haven’t gotten to ……) and other days when I feel that time is going so slowly (when will this pandemic be over?). So depending on your mood on any day,…

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Time to play Detective Santa….

I am sharing an article that I previously wrote, pre COVID. There are some things that are very different this year and large family dinners (in person) is currently a thing of past; however many of the tips listed are still very applicable when visiting (either in person or by…

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

This weekend,  I put down the latest Brandon Sanderson book so that I could read  ‘A Perfect Storm: The COVID-19 Experience for Revera and the Long Term Care Sector’ which is a report completed by an independent expert advisory panel. I have blogged about the Crisis In Long Term Care…

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