This 2 page handout provides important information regarding ventilation supports. While targetted towards those with ALS, the information provided can help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with types of mechanical ventilation.
Hearing loss is an important health concern which is often unrecognized and undertreated. Hearing loss can have many emotional and social consequences including social isolation, depression, safety issues, mobility limitations and reduced income and employment opportunities. In older adults, hearing loss has also been shown to be associated with poor quality of life and functional limitations.
If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to leave your home can be difficult, but by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about your needs and concerns, you can you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure your senior years are happy and fulfilling.
Today’s technology can keep seniors engaged, connected, mentally active, and physically safe, making it increasingly important for our loved ones to keep in the high-tech loop. Read this article to find out what devices should seniors and their caregivers have their eye on.
This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario. A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.