There are many senior living options for aging seniors. At SeniorGuidance.org, they are dedicated to helping seniors, their loved ones and their caregivers to find appropriate senior facilities and communities that may be of interest to seniors who are looking to retire or need special care.

This paper examines specific intergeneraional and family dimensions of the immigrant experience in Canada, generally, and in particular, the Region of Peel, Ontario. This analysis is organized around the concept of lifespan or lifecycle groups.  A section on the migration stresses faced by couples is also included. 

This study is a needs assessment of ethnic Chinese older adults in Japan. The needs were matched with a city’s Health, Welfare, and Long-term Care Insurance Program Plan seeking to identify differences between ethnic Chinese and Japanese community members.

This study uses content analysis and visual representation methods to explore how multiculturalism is displayed on the websites of agencies providing social care for the aged. These agencies use strategically planned texts to portray multicultural categories of inclusion, diversity and individuality; and emphasize the text referents through ethno-related pictures as universal equivalence symbols for ethno-cultural diversity.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

As medicine becomes more complex and specialized by the minute, the communication gulf between doctors and their patients is becoming progressively insurmountable. This site provides insight on their beliefs specific multicultural groups. 

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Collaborative Care, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events.  Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Collaborative practice happens when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care. It allows health workers to engage any individual whose skills can help achieve local health goals.

The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses in self-management support. These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that enhance an individual’s ability to manage their chronic health condition. It is intended for nurses who work in a variety of practice settings across the continuum of care. It is acknowledged that the practitioner’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, critical analysis and decision making vary and are enhanced over time by experience and education. It is acknowledged that effective health care depends on a coordinated interprofessional approach incorporating ongoing communication between health professionals and clients/families.

Achieving healthy work environments for nurses requires transformational change, with interventions that target underlying workplace and organizational factors. We have developed these guidelines to bring about that change. Implementing them will make a difference for nurses, their patients/clients and the organizations and communities in which they practice. We anticipate that a focus on creating healthy work environments will benefit not only nurses but other members of health-care teams as well. We also believe that best practice guidelines can be successfully implemented only where there are adequate planning processes, resources, organizational and administrative supports, and appropriate facilitation.

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