Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.

Health investments deliver on Albertans’ priorities

February 10, 2012
Government of Alberta News Release

Edmonton ... Prescription renewals by pharmacists, enhanced home care services for seniors and expanded addiction and mental health services are just some of the benefits for Albertans in the 2012-13 Health and Wellness budget.

Click here to read the news release.

“Vulnerable Seniors” Still Waiting for Ontario Gov’t Standard of Care Legislation

February 8, 2012
Kingston Herald - Selby Jordon

85,000 residents in the province's [Ontario] long-term care homes have waited for more than eight years for Ontario's Liberal government to make good on a long-promised minimum standard of care, and the time for them to act is now, advocates for better long-term care said at a Kingston media conference yesterday.

Click here to read the article and to access a video entitled, "3.5 Hours: a minimum standard for Long-Term Care" (a video advocating hands-on care of 3.5 hours per day, per resident in each and every long-term care facility in Ontario).

Public Consultation on OHS Regulation Review

February 2, 2012
Government of Alberta, Human Services

The OHS Regulation is due to expire on March 31, 2013. A review of the Regulation is now underway. Human Services is proposing a number of changes to the Regulation based on suggestions received from workers and employers. The next step is to give all Albertans an opportunity to provide their views about the proposed changes. All interested Albertans are invited to complete the survey and submit comments on the proposed changes until March 20, 2012.

Click here to learn more.

‘Smart-e-Pants’ aimed at preventing patient bedsores

February 2, 2012
Calgary Herald, Clara Ho

Researchers at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta have unveiled new technology that helps prevent potentially fatal pressure ulcers or bedsores in patients with limited mobility.

Smart-e-Pants look just like regular underpants only they are equipped with electro-conductive mesh and electrodes attached to the buttocks area, which are wired to a stimulator that emits a very tiny electrical stimulus.

Click here to read article.