9 Essential Products for Medication Management in Long-term Care Homes

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Effective medication management is crucial in long-term care homes to ensure the well-being of residents. With many residents taking multiple medications, the process must be organized, accurate, and safe. To facilitate this, long-term care facilities rely on a range of essential products specifically designed for medication management. We’ve put together a list of 9 essential […]

10 Best Practices for Managing Medications in Retirement Homes

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Medication management is important for everyone. But when you run a care facility like a retirement home, it plays an essential role. Everyone from the management to staff members need to be on the same page.  Managing medications in retirement homes is essential to ensure the well-being and safety of the residents. So, it goes […]

8 Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors in Long-Term Care

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Having a good quality of life is important no matter where you live. As a senior, you want to live somewhere you can thrive. As a long-term care provider, this is the goal and it’s essential for you to create an environment where seniors can be comfortable. Below, we outline 8 ways to improve the […]

6 Tips for Communicating with Residents and Caregivers in Retirement Homes

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Effective communication is crucial in retirement homes to ensure that residents and caregivers have a clear understanding of each other’s needs and expectations. Here are six valuable tips for fostering positive and efficient communication in retirement homes: Focus on Active Listening and have Empathy Active listening is a key skill in effective communication. Take the […]

8 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence in Long-Term Care Homes

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Medication adherence is crucial for residents in long-term care homes. But it can be challenging. There are a lot of variables in play. Still, residents need to take their prescribed medication on time and at the appropriate dosage to ensure they manage their medical needs. As a caregiver at a long-term care home, it’s your […]

6 Tips for Providing Medication Education to Seniors

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Being properly educated about medication is essential for all people. But it’s even more important for seniors, who may be taking multiple medications at the same time. Providing medication education to seniors can be a challenging task. Some older adults may have difficulty understanding or remembering important information about their medications. With the right approach, […]

8 Essential Services Offered by a Senior Care Pharmacy

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Choosing the right pharmacy can make a significant difference in the level of service and consultation a person receives. While there are many pharmacies out there, they are not all the same. In fact, they can be very different. As you get older and place more focus on your health and well-being, pharmacies become more […]

Bathroom Safety Equipment for Senior Homes: 5 Must-Haves

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Safety and accessibility are especially important considerations for senior homes. One of the most used and potentially dangerous rooms in any location is the bathroom. It’s a prime location for slips and falls.  In fact, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, “data shows that 4 out of 5 injury hospitalizations involving seniors were […]

Transitional Care vs. Independent Living – What’s the Difference?

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There are many diverse types of healthcare facilities in Canada. Some are short-term while others are for long-term care. But it can be somewhat confusing what you can expect from different facilities. While there will be some overlap in the type of care offered, there are also stark differences. Two of the most common are […]

5 Reasons Why Transitional Care Units Could Benefit from Specialized Pharmacy Services

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Pharmacies play a key role in the health care of individuals no matter where they are located. They offer specialized services for people at home, in hospitals, and care facilities, including transitional care units. Even though patients typically stay in these units for a short period of time, these units can benefit from partnerships with […]