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Welcome to the Future: Robots in Long-term Care

The name Helen didn’t really work. Neither did other typical names, such as David or Susan. But Giggles just seemed the perfect fit to Jim Mann. He is a patient partner — diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s 15 years ago — and study co-lead for a new project looking at how robots can be used to reduce social isolation in long-term care (LTC).

Step Down: Why 10,000 Steps is No Longer the Magic Number

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Many of us are still working from home and eliminating commutes, which decreases our daily physical activity. Below are tips for incorporating more steps into your day, and find out the optimal number of steps/day you should be taking (spoiler: there is no magic number).

Health care transformation begins with great ideas!

Ideas: Forward is a place for all PHC staff, medical staff and researchers to go when they have a great idea, but aren't sure how to make it a reality.

Research Project Aims to Help Pets and their People Reduce Barriers to Health Care

“I was picked up by an ambulance, but I had my little dog, Lucky, with me,” says Faris. “I was living at a place with the cheapest rent possible and not great neighbours. I was scared for my own health and I was scared for Lucky. It was not a good situation.”

Introducing the new Providence Research brand identity

The time is right to match our identity to our maturity, our increased global reputation and our impressive track record.

Soul Food - Cutting Food Waste in Long-term Care

As a medical coordinator in the long-term care residence at Holy Family Hospital, Dr. Eileen Wong has seen it first-hand. “During team conferences with long-term care residents and their families, food was a frequent topic of concern,” she says.

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation Research Week Recap

By Katrina Besler, Naomi Potter, and Ivan Leversage

 

The PHC Practice-Based Research Challenge announces funding for 15 teams!

On behalf of the PHC Research Challenge Advisory Committee, funding for 15 diverse and dedicated teams of point-of-care clinicians has been announced in the 2021 cohort.

Ending the toxic drug crisis means addressing racism and colonialism

This past week, on International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31), communities across BC and Canada commemorated the thousands of lives lost to drug poisoning – and called for action to end policies that are creating harms around the world.

BC-CfE joins REACH Collaboratory in HIV cure research

The BC-CfE’s Laboratory and its Director, Dr. Zabrina Brumme, are celebrating another recent success in being awarded grant funding for research. The BC-CfE, along with frequent collaborating partner Simon Fraser University, are now a part of the U.S.-based Research Enterprise to Advance a Cure for HIV (REACH) Collaboratory.

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