“The purpose of this guide is to provide information to the family members and individuals responsible for making health care decisions for patients with advanced dementia. The guide covers issues that most commonly confront decision-makers caring for patients with advanced dementia. The guide is meant to serve as a resource to provide support when sensitive and challenging decisions must be made. The information is intended to complement and encourage, but not replace, counseling by the patients’ direct health-care providers.”
Understanding weight loss in advanced dementia.
“Studies have shown that once dementia reaches its final stages, one in every two or three affected people will experience severe weight loss. Weight loss may occur despite the person with advanced dementia being given all the food they want. Weight loss may be part of the process of dying from dementia.”
Please click on the link below for our Safe feeding and Swallowing pamphlet. This information is also included in the admission packages and can be found beside the main floor elevators.
On November 9 & 23, 2017, Misericordia Health Centre and Misericordia Place completed their Pressure Injury Prevalence and Incident study. This study is done regionally and we are pleased to share our 2017 results with you. The posters also explain all the great things we are doing here to prevent Pressure Injuries. If you have any questions about the results, please contact your unit manager to speak with them.
Please click on the links below to see the results.
Misericordia will again be hosting the Celebration of Light December 7th at 2pm in the Auditorium. Please see the link below for more information. All are welcome to attend.
We are pleased to present the Nutrition and Food Services Satisfaction Survey results (2014-2017).
This year funds raised through the Charities Campaign will be directed to the physical activity and movement programming for our residents in long term care and our clients in PRIME, MHC for Lungs, and Easy Street. Feel free to join in and help MHC staff raise money for an amazing cause!
Please keep an eye on your mail in early November for our satisfaction survey which we will be mailing to the family/friend representatives of our Residents’. We value your feedback and comments. We will use the information collected to maintain our high standards of care here at Misericordia Place.
Please join us for our fall Family Information Night. Click the link below for more information.