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Scott

Dec 4, 2014

Student Wins Science Fair With Monitor For Alzheimer's Patient

Fifteen year old Kenneth Shinozuka won the 2014 Scientific American Science in Action Award at the Google Science Fair. His grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease and will often wander off during the night. Kenneth created a sensor that will alert his aunt of his grandfather's movements. This allows his aunt to get a good night's sleep knowing she will be alerted if her father starts to wander.

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Scott

Jul 21, 2014

Research Promising for Alzheimer's Test

Historically, treatments for Alzheimer's disease have had a very poor success rate. Researchers feel that treatments would be more successful if the disease could be diagnosed earlier. Symptoms of the disease can take a decade to appear after it starts.

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Scott

Jun 16, 2014

Candidates Challenged to Adopt National Seniors Strategy

Taking advantage of a few by-elections in Ontario and Alberta, the Canadian Medical Association and CARP (Canadian Association of Retired Persons) have asked candidates to endorse a set of 12 seniors care issues.

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Scott

Jun 4, 2014

Positive Customer Reviews Can Double Conversion Rates

SeniorAdvisor.com conducted a study with A Place for Mom (APFM) to determine the effectiveness of positive reviews on conversion rates for seniors' care facilities.

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Scott

Apr 18, 2014

Saskatchewan Personal Care Home Inspection Reports Now Online

The Government of Saskatchewan has created a website where personal care home inspection reports can be viewed online. Every personal care home in Saskatchewan must be licensed by the government and is subject to inspection. The results of these inspections can now be viewed online. Unfortunately, they are in PDF format, which doesn't allow for easy searching and analysis of data but the information is there if you want to dig for it.

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Curtis

Mar 30, 2014

CareOperations.com Profiled by Saskatoon Star Phoenix

The management team at CareOperations.com is excited to have been profiled in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix March 28th, 2014 edition. The article explains how the founders of the company came together to accomplish the common goal of creating software to help seniors care facilities. The article details many of the key features of the software including the resident profiles section, the messaging feature, the activities tracker, and the care home management centre.

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Scott

Mar 13, 2014

Saskatchewan To Put Care Home Reports Online

Care homes in Saskatchewan have to go though inspections on an annual basis to ensure that they are in compliance with government regulations. The government has announced that they are putting these inspection reports online for the public to access.

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Scott

Mar 4, 2014

Alberta To Offer Public Land For Long-Term Care Facilities

In Monday's throne speech, the provincial government said they would consider offering public land to non-profit and private entities who are interested in building long-term care facilites in the province. Alberta has a shortage of long-term care beds and the government feels that this will help meet their goal of adding 1,000 new beds.

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Curtis

Mar 2, 2014

B.C. Debates ‘Silver Alert’ to Quickly Find Missing Seniors

The province of British Columbia is considering implementing a "Silver Alert" program in order to help find missing seniors. The program is very similar to the widely known "Amber Alert" program which uses social media, TV, and radio to help locate missing children. In Ontario a "Silver Advisory" program to locate missing seniors has been in effect since 2011. Several US States have "Silver Alert" programs and the US Senate is currently entertaining a bill that encourages a nationally integrated "Silver Alert" system.

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Scott

Feb 26, 2014

Saskatchewan Health Ministry Pilot Focuses on Senior Care

The province has announced a $500,000 pilot project in the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region (PAPHR) to assist seniors in staying in their homes longer. The goal is to delay seniors' need for a long term care facility. This has been run as a pilot project in the Regina/Qu'Appelle Health Region where the outcome has been positive. With this announcement, the government will expand the program to Saskatoon and Prince Albert.

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Scott

Feb 19, 2014

Alzheimer Society of Canada Releases PC P.E.A.R.L.S.

The Alzheimer Society of Canada has released new fact sheets to help promote person-centered care for people living with dementia in long-term care homes across Canada. They have given them the acronym PC P.E.A.R.L.S. which stand for:

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Scott

Feb 11, 2014

Seniors' Long-Term Care Wait Times Increase In Alberta

The Alberta provincial government has been tracking wait times for seniors who are in acute care hospital beds because they are waiting for long-term care beds. The latest report, which was completed in September 2013, shows that as of last June, 510 Albertans remained in acute care beds waiting for long-term care spots — up from 459 the previous year and far off the target of 300.

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Curtis

Jan 25, 2014

New Tech Will Offer Elderly Better Lives

Recently the National Post published an article entitled "New Tech Will Offer Elderly Better Lives". The article profiles the work that Dr. Jenny Basran, an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan, is doing in the area of innovative seniors care. Dr. Basran is studying the use of technology in seniors care which is very encouraging. Even though seniors care is finally getting the attention that it deserves, I feel that the use of technology in seniors care isn't discussed, examined, or invested in nearly enough.

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Scott

Dec 10, 2013

New Funding For Saskatoon Health Region Care Homes

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that it will provide $10.04 million in additional funding to the Urgent Issues Action Fund. The purpose of this fund is to buy lifts, tubs and electric beds, improve dietary services and provide extra staff training in things like caring for people with dementia.

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Curtis

Dec 1, 2013

CareOperations.com is Live!

We are delighted to announce that CareOperations.com is live! After many long days and late nights, we are finally open for business. It's been a blast so far and we're looking forward to seeing how useful the software is for people in the seniors care industry.

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