Community Bus pilot program rolls into East York

The TTC began its nine-month Community Bus pilot program along two routes this month. The program is designed to connect senior citizens and Wheel-Trans customers along the Lawrence Manor 400 and East York 404 routes by offering door-to-door service to shopping centres, community centres, hospitals and seniors’ centres.

Project takes on dental elder abuse

Dr. Natalie Archer is intimately aware of the latest form of elder abuse, especially when she hears the excuses from the caregivers of some of her older patients. “Well, my dad doesn’t talk, so he doesn’t need to have dentures,” the local dentist recounted. Or, “She’s been on IV fluids, so she just drinks out of […]

Scarborough seniors get the flu shot in time

Scarborough seniors are getting potentially life-saving support from a community health group. Despite this flu season being particularly severe, they know they will be taken care of. The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is a non-profit community health organization. The staff makes sure their clients get the flu shot in time. “With our less […]

Consultant advocates better care for seniors

When Jill O’Donnel’s 97-year-old mother contracted an illness, and the intense stage of the illness passed, she was placed in an alternative level of care (ALC) bed in Toronto East General Hospital. In 2009, the Ontario government established a standardized definition for ALC beds. Ontario said that ALC beds are for patients in a hospital setting who no longer require treatment for acute medical conditions. While waiting for a long-term care bed, where she could receive better treatment, O’Donnell’s mother passed away.