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Vaccines for adults 60 years of age and older
This information is provided by The Public Health Agency of Canada
As we get older, our immune system can get weaker. This puts us at a greater risk for certain diseases, including influenza. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness and even death in older adults. Other vaccine-preventable diseases such as herpes zoster (shingles) and pneumococcal disease are more common with age. It is also important to make sure routine vaccines are up to date for diseases such as:
•Diphtheria •Tetanus •Pertussis
Vaccines for adult travelers
Travelling to other countries can increase your risk for certain diseases. Discuss your travel plans with your health care provider or a travel clinic as far ahead of departure as possible.
Diseases common in other parts of the world that may be prevented by vaccination include:
•Cholera •Hepatitis A •Hepatitis B •Japanese encephalitis •Meningococcal •Rabies •Tick-borne encephalitis •Typhoid •Yellow fever
Vaccine schedule for a…
What’s The Difference Between Adult Lifestyle/Long Term Care/Retirement Homes?
This Information is provided by The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat

These communities provide independent living residents for retirees or semi-retirees. Your local real estate agent can help you find an adult lifestyle community.

Long-term care homes are designed for people who need help with daily activities, supervision in a secure setting and/or access to 24-hour nursing care.They are also known as nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged or charitable homes for the aged. This link will take you to the Ontario Long Term Care Association.The Association’s member homes are funded and regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Retirement homes are private businesses that sell various combinations of accommodations from shared rooms to large apartments as well as support services and personal care. The Retirement Homes Regul…
Ontario Ensuring Quality Care at Long-Term Care HomesThis information is provided by The Ministry of Health & Long Term Care QUICK FACTS
•Since the fall of 2013, Ontario added 100 new inspectors.

•The vast majority of long-term care homes in Ontario are substantially compliant – on average that number is currently approximately 80 per cent. The percentage of substantially compliant homes varies due to ongoing inspections.

•There are about 78,000 residents in Ontario’s 630 long-term care homes.

•Since 2003, 10,000 new spaces in long-term care homes have been created and just over 13,500 older long-term care spaces have been renovated.

•The number of nurse practitioners in Ontario’s long-term care homes will be increased from 18 to 93 over the next three years.

•Ontario is also funding additional resources at long-term care homes, including increasing Resident Care Needs Funding (RCN) by two per cent over the next three years, investing an additional $10 million annually in the Behavioura…
Ontario Improving Alzheimer's Support Services March 10, 2016 12:30 P.M.

Seniors' Secretariat

Ontario is investing $761,500 in the Alzheimer Society of Ontario's Finding Your Way program to help improve training and reach more people who come into contact with persons affected by dementia.
The Finding Your Way program is a multicultural safety campaign that helps people with dementia stay safe and active, while helping to prevent the risk of wandering and going missing. The program's training services will be enhanced this year to include first-responders as well as supportive housing and retirement homes staff.
Investing in services and supports to help keep seniors safe is part of the government's plan to build stronger and healthier communities.
Quick Facts •By 2020, nearly 250,000 seniors in Ontario will be living with some form of dementia. •Three out of five people with dementia go missing. There is greater risk of injury, even death, for those missing for more tha…