Cannabis and Seniors
The prevalence of cannabis use among older adults (aged 65 and above) for recreational and medicinal purposes has significantly increased in recent years. Information regarding the safety of cannabis in this population is important since aging is associated with metabolic changes, multiple morbidities, increases in prescription medication use, and an overall decline in functioning. The […]
Delegation of Controlled Acts in Senior Care
Under Ontario law, certain health care actions (controlled acts) may only be performed by qualified health professionals. Qualified Health professionals delegated to perform controlled acts include nurses, physical therapists, or doctors. In some circumstances, a PSW may perform some of these acts. Each medical professional is authorized to perform the acts of their profession, but […]
How Does Cold Weather Impact Joint Pain?
Cold and harsh weather can affect numerous aspects of our lives including daily routines and the way we go about them. When the weather is cold, everything feels a little different than it does when the sun is blazing and the air is warm. People are quite often a little more hesitant to venture outdoors […]