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How Long-Term Care Providers Increase Hospital Referrals

Carol Marak is a contributor for the senior living and health care market. She advocates for older adults and family caregivers by writing on tough topics like chronic issues, senior care and housing. Contact Carol at Carebuzz@gmail.com.


Skilled-nursing, assisted living and home care providers often ask, “How do we design offerings to best fit patients’ needs that will boost hospital referrals?”

The Benefits of Singing in Older Adults

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, NMT is an Assistant Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto

 

This past Saturday I had the honour to present and attend the Music Care Conference at Wilfrid Laurier University with the theme of Singing in Care. What an optimal tool so readily available to all of us to consider: Singing! I have had the privilege of presenting at several of these conferences in the past years which are attended by a variety of healthcare professionals, caregivers and music focused individuals.

Should Gastroenterologists Address the AGS’ Position Paper on Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia?

Dr. Warner-Maron has been practicing nursing for 33 years, specializing in the care of geriatric patients. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s University in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Services. Dr. Warner-Maron is the president of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research, providing educational programs for individuals seeking licensure in nursing home administration.

A Skeptic's View on Evidence-Based Medicine

Michael Gordon MD, MSc, FRCPC is a geriatrician working at Baycrest Health Science System. He is medical program director of the palliative care program, co-head of the clinical ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Late Stage Dementia, Promoting Compassion, Comfort and Care; Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare, Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician's Odyssey, and Parenting Your Parents.

Music as Therapy for Pain, Energy, and Mood: Highlights from CAG

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MTA, FAMI, NMT is an Assistant Professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto

Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to Thrive still be Admitted to Hospice?

This content has been reposted with permission from GeriPal, a Geriatrics and Palliative Care blog, at www.geripal.org. GeriPal is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Opinions expressed in these posts solely represent the views of the author, and are not to be constructed as representative of any academic institution or medical center associated with GeriPal or of Annals of Long-Term Care.

Revisiting Re-hospitalizations

Dr. Warner-Maron has been practicing nursing for 33 years, specializing in the care of geriatric patients. She is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s University in the department of Interdisciplinary Health Services. Dr. Warner-Maron is the president of the Institute for Continuing Education and Research, providing educational programs for individuals seeking licensure in nursing home administration.


 

A False Hope: Artificial Nutrition in the Dying Patient

This content has been reposted with permission from GeriPal, a Geriatrics and Palliative Care blog, at www.geripal.org. GeriPal is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Opinions expressed in these posts solely represent the views of the author, and are not to be constructed as representative of any academic institution or medical center associated with GeriPal or of Annals of Long-Term Care.

Music Therapy for End-of-Life Care

Amy Clements-Cortes, PhD, MT-BC, MT, FAMI, is assistant professor, Music and Health Research Collaboratory, University of Toronto; music therapy instructor and graduate supervisor at Wilfrid Laurier University; Senior Music Therapist/Practice Advisor, Baycrest, Toronto; Past-President CAMT; and WFMT President.
 

End-of-Life Discussions Should be a Given

Michael Gordon MD, MSc, FRCPC is a geriatrician working at Baycrest Health Science System. He is medical program director of the palliative care program, co-head of the clinical ethics program and a professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Late Stage Dementia, Promoting Compassion, Comfort and Care; Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare, Brooklyn Beginnings: A Geriatrician's Odyssey, and Parenting Your Parents.