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Always on-call: the health of informal caregivers for seniors  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol3no1EN.pdf

Discusses the findings of a research study that examined caregivers' experiences of caregiving and the factors that affect their health and their ability to manage caregiving along with their paid work and other responsibilities.

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Published: 2002
The changing face of long-term care

Looks at the principles and practices that underpin the operations of the best long-term care facilities and makes recommendations on choosing a long-term care establishment.

Published: 2005
Supporting health-related quality of life for old women  
http://www.amwa-doc.org/index.cfm?objectid=B7BFA697-D567-0B25-56727B85033569B4

Provides a life span development perspective on possibilities for achieving psychological gains in old age, a review of effective coping resources, and a summary of key elements of health-related quality of life. Offers suggestions for contributing to older women’s quality of life in the context of delivering health care services.

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Published: 2004
Fall prevention for older women: lifestyle, medical, and environmental strategies

Examines the effects of falling, reviews relevant risk factors, and discusses methods of assessing fall risk and preventing future falls.

Published: 2004
Air pollution and seniors  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/air/seniors-personne_agees-eng.php

Describes how senior are at a greater risk of health problems due to air pollution. Highlights air pollutions related health risks for seniors, sources of air pollution, what seniors can do to protect themselves, and how they can reduce air pollution.

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Published: 2002
Information for seniors: your guide to programs & benefits in British Columbia  
http://www.hls.gov.bc.ca/seniors/guide/index.htm

Provides a listing of phone numbers and other contact information for programs and benefits in British Columbia.

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Best practices: treatment and rehabilitation for seniors with substance use problems  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/adp-apd/treat_senior-trait_ainee/index-eng.php

Identifies best practices related treatment and rehabilitation for seniors with substance use problems, and specialized substance abuse treatment programs for seniors in Canada.

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Published: 2002
Seniors' health  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sh-sa-eng.php

Summarizes the key learnings from 25 projects in the seniors' health theme area of the Health Transition Fund (HTF). Includes policy recommendations for the following areas: home care for seniors, integrated service delivery for seniors, and the health of rural seniors.

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Published: 2002
Health Canada women's health forum: focus group report
Investigates the views of a wide range of Canadian women in advance of the 1996 Canada-USA Women's Health Forum. In order to shape the content of the Women's Health Forum with input from Canadian Women, Health Canada commissioned eleven focus groups of women from all walks of life to identify their needs, issues, priorities, and concerns about their health. This study's objectives are: to assess the level of understanding of the issues; to identify the current priorities in the area of women's health; to identify the key concerns for each of the issues identified by Health Canada; to identify what gaps there are in the issues addressed by the Forum agenda; to identify the sources of health information currently being received, and to provide an opportunity to help develop the agenda, deliberations, and possible conference outcomes.
Published: 1996
How to avoid falling: a guide for active aging and independence
Provides a practical guide to minimizing the occurence of falls as well as their devastating effects.
Published: 2004