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September 2021: Ontario CLRI’s toolkit offers a blueprint for equitable care in LTC

In this column, we feature Ontario Centres for Learning Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care’s (CLRI) comprehensive and interactive toolkit – Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care Homes. The toolkit was informed by insights from the Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Advisory Committee and other experts including those with lived experience.

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August 2021: Supporting Aging and Brain Health: Innovations Developed by Frontline Care Staff

In this column, Bianca Stern, Executive Director of Health Innovations at the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) explains how the organization’s new Spark Program is helping frontline healthcare workers solve real-world critical care challenges facing older adults and care givers.

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July 2021: PaRx: Canada’s First Nature Prescription Initiative

Research shows that people who spend more time in nature are happier and healthier. PaRx, the country’s first evidence based, nature prescription program gives nurses and other health providers the tools to encourage patients to get outside safely to enjoy the health-boosting benefits of nature. In this column, Dr. Melissa Lem, Director of Park Prescriptions for the BC Parks Foundation and a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC’s Department of Family Practice describes the success of PaRx and how you can get involved.

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June 2021: New National Standard for LTC will Improve the Safety and Quality of Care

Dr. Samir Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network (UHN) Hospitals. He’s the expert lead of Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. In this column, Dr. Sinha reflects on developing new national LTC standards for Canada in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and how RPNs can be pivotal to the process.

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