12 / Jun / 2018
Son Has Peace of Mind After Mom Taken Off Antipsychotic Meds
Five years ago, Barbara L. lived on her own in Kitchener, Ont., as she had for 25 years since her husband died. Raised on a farm in Croatia, she worked hard after arriving in Canada in 1971, taking a job on the line for a shoe manufacturer. At 90, she remained a social woman with many friends. Her son, Joseph, visited daily, and drove her to church Sundays. “That was very important to her,” he says.
12 / Jun / 2018
Jennifer Zelmer is the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement’s New President and CEO
11 / Jun / 2018
New Brunswick Repo Man Looks to Take Back his Health After COPD Diagnosis
11 / Jun / 2018
Medication Protocol Helps Sackville COPD Patient Avoid Hospitalizations
For patients like 84-year-old Wilbur Starratt of Sackville, Nova Scotia, infections are a common part of living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Family doctors aren’t always quickly available for office visits, which can mean trips to the hospital emergency department.
11 / Jun / 2018
INSPIRED PEI Patient Wants to Help Scale Up the COPD Program
Brian Crabbe was always handy, a self-described backyard mechanic. He worked in automotive part sales, and his hobbies included body work and woodworking. Crabbe loved his pastimes, though they may well have contributed to his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
11 / Jun / 2018
After 14 Years with COPD, Burlington Patient Gets INSPIRED to Learn How to Better Manage the Disease
When Shirley Boag of Burlington, Ont. was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2004, she was surprised – but not shocked.
11 / Jun / 2018
For Edmonton COPD Patients, INSPIRED Offers “Model for the Future” of Care
In 2014, a few years after he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Dave Knights of Edmonton was given three months to live. He has defied the odds, and gives some of the credit to the health support he has received at home. Dave receives home care and is supported in his home by an interdisciplinary team that includes a case manager, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist and personal care. This team approach, which includes education about living with COPD, have been instrumental to his care and outlook.
08 / Jun / 2018
Dedicated ACE unit reduces falls, improves staff satisfaction
Whitehorse General serves eight municipalities along with several smaller communities spread over an area of more than 482,000 square kilometers – all of which have limited access to health services. It has a high proportion of alternate level of care (ALC) patients (30 to 34 percent) due to a lack of long-term care beds and unavailability of 24-hour community support services such as home care.
05 / Jun / 2018
Workshop Report: Building Capacity for Healthcare Quality Improvement: Spread, Sustainability, Scale & the Quadruple Aim
04 / Jun / 2018
CFHI and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Join Forces to Improve Dementia Care