This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

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.

How to Make Cooking a Safe and Enjoyable Experience for Someone with Alzheimer’s, cooking offers many benefits for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, yet it can also be a dangerous activity if the person experiences certain symptoms of the disease and participates in cooking activities without proper supervision and preparation. 

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.

Older adults and seniors are especially vulnerable to the summer’s heat and humidity due to physical changes that come with aging, such as the body’s inability to regulate temperature efficiently and a reduced sensitivity to heat and thirst.

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.

On Wed. March 22nd  from 12:30 to 4pm at the Halton Region Auditorium the Mississauga Halton LHIN Exercise and Fall Prevention Strategy invites those working in healthcare, community support services or an interest in fall prevention for this free event to launch their strategy, to hear from a panel of experts about buidling a culture of fall prevention, to network and visit display booths as well as learn about the importance of exercise, foot care, vision care, medication and continence.  Register here.

The objective of this study was to analyse how hospitalisation after the age of 60 affected individuals' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The main hypothesis was that a hospital admission in old age can be seen as a proxy of ill health and possibly as a health divider, separating life into a healthy and an unhealthy part. The extent to which this is true depends on which disease individuals face and how functional ability and HRQoL are affected.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people experience numerous issues as a result of discrimination and stigmas. Recent research has highlighted the significant issues impacting aging and end-of-life issues among this population, particularly when accessing health and social services. Specifically, one issue that continues to negatively impact LGBT people is discrimination from healthcare providers, where many LGBT people are asked inappropriate questions, mocked or treated poorly.

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