MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  •   Money is tight in Hospitals and they are becoming much more creative and entrepreneurial as a result. Keeping patients in an acute care ALC bed is very expensive, when they are unable to discharge patients due to a shortage of nursing home beds. Hospitals know the opportunities the senior population offers as a supplemental revenue source, while fulfilling their mandate to address the needs of...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Ability to self-administer medications has emerged as the main predictor of appropriate placement and level of care for residents in Retirement and Care Homes.  These results underscore the importance of assessing: 1) the resident’s ability to answer questions related to self-medication and their diagnosis and 2) the actual auditing of self-administration over several days related to the answers...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • The increase in the elderly population as the Boomer Generation ages (those born between 1946 and 1964) is well documented. Census Canada indicates that the elderly population will increase from 16.9% today to 23% by 2031. More significantly is the increase in those living to 85 and older. This latter point will result in a doubling of those suffering from Dementia (source: Alzheimer’s Society)....

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Curious about what's happening at MED e-care in the next few months?  We are scheduling many events which you should know! Our next 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will begin next Week. This highly practical series has received rave reviews. This series demonstrates the interrelationship between Risk Indicators under the RAPS, Quality Indicators, Clinical Assessment Protocols, Care Planning, Educa...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • There must have been some interesting dynamics when automobiles replaced the horse and buggy. There were those who refused to let go of their horse. It was reliable and only needed hay. It served them well for years, why change? Besides, automobiles were noisy, smelled and unreliable. Those who embraced the automobile and abandoned the horse, were confused why others continued to use a horse. Ho...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Trying to decide how to invest your surplus? What better way to start your year than to equip yourself and your staff with updated knowledge to better run your facility?

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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Dancing with Dementia

  •  Dancing or caring for a dementia client with challenging behaviors involves complex steps. The complexity is created by two basic issues associated with dementia - the progressive brain damage caused by the disease, and the increasing and ever changing sensitivity to stimuli and environmental factors.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • There is a shift occurring in our society. In the not too distant past, it was the exception rather than the rule for families to challenge care providers. Understanding generational values is key to predicting behaviour and priorities. Go back 20 years in time when those who are in their 80’s today were in their 60’s and responsible for their parents. The foundation for that generation’s value...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Change is the norm of our times. It is occurring exponentially. Whether we are asked to change what we do or how we do it, to undertake a project or to implement new software, how we respond to a change request determines how successful we will be.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Ability to self-administer medications has emerged as the main predictor of appropriate placement and level of care for residents in Retirement and Care Homes.  These results underscore the importance of assessing: 1) the resident’s ability to answer questions related to self-medication and their diagnosis and 2) the actual auditing of self-administration over several days related to the answers...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Blog Post
  • The increase in the elderly population as the Boomer Generation ages (those born between 1946 and 1964) is well documented. Census Canada indicates that the elderly population will increase from 16.9% today to 23% by 2031. More significantly is the increase in those living to 85 and older. This latter point will result in a doubling of those suffering from Dementia (source: Alzheimer’s Society)....

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Curious about what's happening at MED e-care in the next few months?  We are scheduling many events which you should know! Our next 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will begin next Week. This highly practical series has received rave reviews. This series demonstrates the interrelationship between Risk Indicators under the RAPS, Quality Indicators, Clinical Assessment Protocols, Care Planning, Educa...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Critical thinking is a skill like any other. It is the ability to focus on an issue, examine all possible and potential solutions, determine the probable impact each solution may create and make a decision accordingly. Compare it to a muscle. The more it is used, the stronger it becomes.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • You may not have expected that role when you started working with the elderly. It may not be included in your job description. You probably believe that you don’t have the time to do what is needed. You may not even have the skills to deal with what is experienced. Regardless, you are smack dab in the middle of families in crisis.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • In the past, Retirement Homes focused on the fairly independent elderly – Those who required some assistance with activities of daily living i.e. bathing, medication dispensing. The sell for the homes of the past was on the amenities provided i.e. recreational activities and services, meal selections, transportation, comfortable and attractive living environments, personal grooming services (i.e...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Every retirement facility plans on being successful and growing their business. This success requires a sound marketing plan. Many facilities are so focused on caring for their residents that they neglect the appropriate marketing strategies to keep leads coming into their facility and maintaining an active list of potential retirees. The following three strategies will help you stand out from...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • It can take a great deal of investment and time to create a positive and supportive organizational culture. It takes a short time to destroy it. The expectation that an organizational culture can be developed quickly is usually proven false. Demonstrating that the past will no longer be the practice and getting complete buy-in is a progressive process.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Our beliefs or values are established in childhood. Our society has seen a shift in values every decade. This means that the values for the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation were instilled in the 1950's and 60's. When this generation becomes the residents of long term care, they will have a phenomenal impact.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • All organizations create a culture, some better defined than others. However, not all organizations convert their culture into a Brand that reinforces the message of that culture. Long-Term care is a competitive market. Although there is little need to market to potential customers (excluding private pay retirement homes), there is a constant competition to recruit and retain staff. In many ins...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • We are pleased to announce that our most welcomed 14-part 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will be repeated this fall starting on the 18th of October.

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • A fall is probably the greatest contributor to the loss of independence and health decline experienced by the elderly. In long term care, preventing falls is no easy task. Our mandate is a precarious balance between encouraging independence and protecting a resident from falling when we are presented with a dichotomy of needs: 

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Most nurses know that their actions, as well as their attitude, continually communicates to patients under their care. Many patients try to read something from our behavior or mannerisms that will tell them how they are doing. The same holds true for managers and their staff. Not all staff are open and assertive enough to ask what we think or feel about subjects pertaining to work. Instead they ...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  •   The Baby Boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) will become the largest senior population in history. They will live longer and be healthier than any seniors in the past. They are accustomed to a specific lifestyle, unwilling to forfeit it and able to purchase what they need to remain as independent as possible. So what makes a retirement home successful in this highly competitive marke...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  • Individuals with conditions that make them vulnerable members of the society receive a lot of benefits as a result of admission to good social care facilities. The vulnerability arises from disabilities, illnesses, poverty or old age. Today, technology has improved the quality of care that such individuals receive from these facilities. With the right kind of technology, both residents and facil...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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  •   In today’s digital age, several types of software and other time-saving solutions are on the market to help people in myriad industries achieve results in half the time. In the medical industry, that is no different. With the implementation of eMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Records), those in the medical industry can help patients in a fraction of the time and with less errors. ...

MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
MED e-care Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
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