Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Jul 2018
Parkview Manor is a 34-resident Long-Term Care (LTC) Home located in Chesley, in the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ontario, Canada. As part of their LTC Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO) designation activities, they implemented five RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) over three years
Jul 2018
The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  is one of the largest LTC homes, with 200 beds for community members alongside 250 beds for veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War. Throughout its 119- year history, the Perley Rideau, as it is popularly known, has evolved continually to meet the needs of the people it serves.
Jul 2018
Approximately 1.53 million Ontarians are living with diabetes and between 16,600 and 27,600 may develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU).1 The direct healthcare costs for DFU are between $320 to $400 million and indirect costs are between $35 to $60 million.1 Offloading devices (devices that relieve pressure) have demonstrated substantial cost savings. An offloading device can cost between $100 (removable cast walker) to $1,500 (total contact casting), as opposed to $70,000 per amputation. The estimated cost savings for Ontario is between $48 to $75 million per year due to saved limbs.
Jul 2018
In 2010, the global economic impact of dental diseases amounted to US$442 billion. Across OECD countries, 5% (average) of total health expenditures originate from treatment of oral diseases. Recent findings suggest oral diseases account for productivity losses of over $1 billion per year in Canada alone.1 Improvements in oral health would result in substantial economic benefits by reducing treatment costs and by decreasing productivity losses in the labour market.
Jul 2018
Nestled in the rural community of Millbrook is Centennial Place Long-Term Care (LTC)  home with 128 residents.