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  • 9 Tips for an Easier Hospital Discharge

    Posted by Steve Jones Wed, Oct 29, 2014 Many people get as little as 24 hours notice before being discharged from the hospital. This can cause some consternation, especially when the patient has been in the hospital for a while. You have to go to work, your son has a dentist appointment that can't ...
  • Voting Information for Toronto City Election October 27

    Posted by Steve Jones Tue, Oct 21, 2014 The Toronto municipal election will occur on October 27, 2014. Voting places are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is one voting place for each of Toronto's 44 wards. You can find out where your voting place is at http://app.toronto.ca/vote/myVote.do . You ...
  • Delegation of Controlled Acts - What You Need to Know

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Oct 18, 2014 Under Ontario law, certain actions, called “controlled acts,” may only be performed by qualified health professionals, such as nurses, physical therapists or doctors. These include such diverse activities as diagnosing diseases, setting fractured bones, ...
  • The Decline of Community-Based Healthcare in Ontario

    Posted by Steve Jones Sun, Oct 12, 2014 For nearly 20 years, Ontario’s provincial government has been shifting care from hospitals to outpatient services in the community, the so-called “community-based care model.” While it sounds good on paper – “the right care, in the right place, at the right ...
  • Why You Should Have a Power of Attorney for Personal Care

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Oct 11, 2014 One of the questions we are frequently asked is, "Do I need a Power of Attorney for Personal Care? And why?" Our answer is a resounding "Yes," and there are lots of reasons for it. First, let's look at what it is. A Power of Attorney is a legal document that ...
  • Pharmacare - A National Prescription Drugs Strategy

    Posted by Steve Jones Wed, Oct 8, 2014 Does Canada Need A Prescription Drug Strategy? The word "Pharmacare" automatically sends the political right and left to their respective corners for a predictable battle of ideologies. Most people automatically assume that "Pharmacare" means a government run ...
  • The Weekend Effect: Getting Better Care in the Hospital

    Posted by Steve Jones Sat, Oct 4, 2014 People get sick 24 hours a day – in the middle of the night, on weekends, and (gasp) even on holidays. Hospitals are open 24/7/365, but are typically staffed with perhaps only a third as many doctors on weekends as they would have on any weekday . Doctors may ...