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By The ALS Society of Canada

First thing in the morning, many people have a similar routine: they wake up, get out of bed, walk to the bathroom, take a shower...

Day two of the conference was just as amazing as day one! To open the day, Michelle-Ann Hylton (Director, Licensing and Policy, MOHLTC) gave opening remarks on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term...

It’s hard to believe that our 2018 Conference: Intersections of mental health in long-term care has come and gone! It was two incredible days filled with learning, networking, sharing, and supporting each other. While a written recap can’t do full justice to the experience, but I’m going to try...

Dog wearing disguise. Photo by Braydon Anderson on Unsplash.We are often asked: “how we can get more families to attend our meetings?” My...

Last Wednesday, Tiffany and I (Sam) attended Health Quality Transformation (HQT), Canada’s largest health quality conference. Hosted every year by Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the conference provides an opportunity for health care providers, researchers, educators, patients, families and others...

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, for this week’s blog post we’re going to discuss a few ways Family Councils can support the mental health and wellbeing of their...

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even...

Optimism is defined as “hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”1 Optimism influences and impacts all aspects of your work and can help to keep your group on track during difficult times. As a Family Council member, optimism is an important attitude to...

Welcome to the first post in our 2018-2019 guest blog post series!

 

Achieving Quality Care in Long-Term Care

By: Esther Goldstein, B.Sc., B.S.W., RSW

Relocating your loved one to a long-term care home is a difficult, stressful and...