October 26, 2020 – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, an overarching message of "we're all in this together" has helped foster a much-needed sense of shared responsibility in limiting the spread of the virus.
October 26, 2020 – For most people in Manitoba - especially those who live in the south, in or near larger population centres - transportation to and from medical care isn't much of a hurdle. For residents of remote communities in the north of the province, however, accessing medical care and expertise can pose a significant logistical challenge.
October 26, 2020 – Since COVID-19 first started to impose restrictions on regular patient visits in the spring of 2020, many health providers have needed to look at alternative options to continue to provide safe, regular health services to those in the community.
September 21, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, but perhaps especially so for people living with Alzheimer's — an irreversible disease that destroys brain cells, leading to a loss of cognitive ability and memory - and other forms of dementia.
July 13, 2020 – I am an Indigenous nurse working in long-term care in Winnipeg. This is not normally the first thing I would tell you about myself, and the truth is I did not always feel comfortable self-identifying as Indigenous. Not so long ago, in fact, I would have avoided that subject and told you my heritage was French (which is also true).
June 15, 2020 – Today, June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), which, since its inception in 2006, has promoted the efforts of countries, communities, neighborhoods and organizations to create a better understanding of what elder abuse is and how it can be prevented. Forms of elder abuse include neglect as well as physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.
June 1, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged earlier this year in Manitoba, public health officials were required to take steps to balance risks of widespread transmission with the need to ensure critical functions of our society remained in place.
May 25, 2020 – As health care providers across the world have discovered, there's nothing like a pandemic to make a difficult job even harder. That's certainly been the case for members of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Palliative Care Program. Palliative care, also called end-of-life or hospice care, focuses on comfort and quality of life for people of all ages affected by life-threatening illness.