More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

Canadians are living longer than ever, and we are also taking more medications than ever before. And this can make us sicker, not healthier. A report released last week by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found that one in four seniors in Canada are taking 10 or more medications. That’s a total of 1.6 […]

Ontario likely has enough doctors — if we make better use of our other health workers

Ontario likely has enough doctors — if we make better use of our other health workers

Does Ontario have enough doctors?  This question may have a surprising answer for some: yes, we may have enough doctors.  How is this possible when many don’t have a doctor or wait days, weeks or even months for a medical appointment? We have more doctors than ever before, but many aren’t located where we need […]

Listening to our Elders

Listening to our Elders

Older Canadians living with frailty tell us what they need to live better Within a decade, the number of frail, elderly Canadians will double.  What does getting old look like in Canada? We need to start listening to the people with lived experiences of frailty and aging in planning and providing care, say Dr. Kathy […]

Why you should start talking to your family and friends about your end-of-life wishes

Why you should start talking to your family and friends about your end-of-life wishes

Listen to those living with frailty

Listen to those living with frailty

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

Sometimes it’s just not enough to heal the body

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat

The Concept of “Frailty” and How it Can Help Reform our Health System

The Concept of “Frailty” and How it Can Help Reform our Health System

Managing Healthcare: Why Brains and Money Aren’t Enough

Managing Healthcare: Why Brains and Money Aren’t Enough

How improving healthcare for the frail elderly can also cut costs

How improving healthcare for the frail elderly can also cut costs
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