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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
Measuring the effctiveness of home care: background paper
Examines several aspect of aging and health, and provides recommendations concerning the measurement of life satisfaction, health related quality of life, patient satisfaction and caregiver burden. Also looks at the impact of home care services on rates on institutionalization, and resident or client classification systems for home care and nursing home care.
Published: 1996
Seniors and aging: preventing falls in and around your home  
http://hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/life-vie/fp-pc_e.html
Presents factors that may increase the risk of falling. Suggests ways to minimize risks in and around the home. (See Details)
Published: 2006