We must do more for seniors coming home from hospital

It's clear the status quo isn’t meeting the needs of our aging population. So what can be done?

We must do more for seniors coming home from hospitalBy Ruta Valaitis and Maureen Markle-Reid EvidenceNetwork.ca Despite having diabetes and arthritis, Verne was a thriving independent 72-year-old who lived at home with his wife when he had a stroke. He had excellent emergency care in the hospital and began his recovery there. But he didn’t adjust well after arriving home. He started to show…

What you need to know if you have a stroke misdiagnosis

If you think you or someone you know has been affected by stroke misdiagnosis, speak to a trusted professional medical negligence specialist

What you need to know if you have a stroke misdiagnosisA stroke can be a life-changing event and it is not just something that happens to the elderly. Having a stroke can affect you mentally, physically, and socially, and can have a life-changing effect on your family too. Being misdiagnosed can lead to delayed medical treatment of a stroke, which can have further negative effects.…

What are the signs of a stroke and what should I do?

Recognising a stroke when it happens can allow you, or whoever is experiencing it, to get prompt medical treatment

What are the signs of a stroke and what should I do?Strokes tend to happen suddenly, without warning and can be very serious, with the potential to cause lifelong disabilities or death. Recognising a stroke when it happens can allow you, or whoever is experiencing it, to get prompt medical treatment. This can minimise the chances of serious long-term consequences, or even save your life, or…