Tag Archives: covid-19

Hands Over Troubled Waters

Blog by Joe Babaian Today’s #hcldr is giving everyone a space to come to visit, drop in, breathe, share, and not feel pressure during this time of turmoil. You didn’t come here for punditry, more of the same, or instructions. Share, vent, grow, sit. It’s up to you. We are here because of the community […]

A Stranger in a Strange Land

The COVID pandemic is waning and public health authorities are removing restrictions. It is clear that we are moving towards an endemic approach to COVID-19. Mask mandates are ending along with capacity limits. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to gain entry in many places. It is a welcome return to “normal”…and yet I […]

Transforming long-term care facilities into “Centres for living”

Blog by Dan Levitt, MSc, CHE On the next #hcldr tweetchat we welcome special guest host Dan Levitt, CEO of Kin Village in BC. He will be leading us in a discussion on a very important topic – the state of long-term care. Levitt believes that we need to transform not only the facilities themselves, […]

Global health spending: immigrant and refugee seniors

Join us on Tuesday, September 14 at 8:30 EST (for your local time click here), as we explore ways to address the competing challenges for immigrant seniors experiencing social isolation during this pandemic. We will be joined by Shanthi Johnson @ShanthiJohnson, the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, who […]

Do we need a permanent COVID Monument?

Memorial Day in the US is the unofficial start of summer – celebrated with hot dogs, BBQs and gatherings with friends over a long weekend. This year’s celebrations will be even more special given the loosening of pandemic mask requirements and physical distancing protocols. It is also a day on which those who died in […]

Dealing with Vaccine Hesitancy with Friends & Family

Vaccine hesitancy is real and if not dealt with, could unnecessarily extend the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully as more and more people get vaccinated, the degree of hesitancy appears to be declining. But what can you do if one of the people refusing to get the vaccine is a friend or family member? What can you […]

Nurses + COVID-19: Is their plight our fight?

Last week I saw a news piece about the plight of nurses of Filipino descent. Even though they make up just 4% of the nursing workforce in the US, they account for 30% of the COVID-related deaths. I also read an article about how nurses are quitting in record numbers due to stress, burnout, lack […]

Are We More Healthcare Dependent or Independent Now?

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been meeting with and hearing from many companies that are doing interesting things in the Remote Patient Monitoring and medical device space. There are some truly mind-blowing innovations coming that will make self-care and care-at-home more viable than ever. My recent experience got me thinking about our dependence on […]

Time to Rethink Long Term Care Facilities

The COVID pandemic has laid bare the inadequacies in long-term care (LTC) facilities. It is time to rethink our approach to how these facilities are designed, operated and staffed. According to the latest numbers from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF): 5% of all cases of COVID-19 in the US are residents of LTC facilities (approximately […]

State of Healthcare Social Media 2021

Welcome to 2021 everyone! I hope you had a safe and healthy Happy New Year. If all goes according to plan, we will be celebrating the 9th anniversary of HCLDR in August this year – a milestone I never thought we would see when we started this journey in August of 2012. I thought it […]