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For old folks left to die at Myanmar's roadsides and cemeteries, these homes are their last hope

By Desmond Ng, Ray Yeh and Lam Shushan on Apr 16, 2017

“We only have enough funds to run the day-to-day operations,” said Daw Phyo. “For the longer term, we would like to expand, to buy new land and build new homes. We would like to support the elderly even more, and we are looking for donors.

More hospitals to allow patients to see doctors via video

By Kelly Ng on Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Using the national platform, patients can - via the VidyoMobile application - consult doctors on selected conditions from the comfort of their homes or anywhere else as long as they have an Internet connection, and if needed, get the expert opinion of other specialists.

Telecare is more than just technology - it has the power to create care networks for older people

By Gigliola Brintazzoli on Thu, Mar 6, 2017

Although the service is offered from a distance, users still perceived it as “human”, likely to be a result of the personalised relationship that can form between older users and the technology provider. 

Telehealth: A Vital Tool in the Home Healthcare Space

By Eric Wicklund on Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Health systems are using digital health tools and telehealth platforms to better care for patients after they leave the hospital, as well as those most at risk of returning. The platform adds critical value to a struggling home healthcare service line.

The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important‚Äč

By Megan Beck and Barry Libert on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

Human capabilities will become more and more prized over the next decade.

 

Skills like persuasion, social understanding, and empathy are going to become differentiators as artificial intelligence takes over our other tasks. Begin to nurture and invest in these abilities the same way that you have the more technical parts of your career.  If you can be an outstanding motivator, manager, or listener, then you will still have a part to play as technology changes your industry.

Dealing with Cultural Issues in Long-Term Nursing Care

By Dorland Health on Mon, Jan 14, 2013

One’s own culture is an extremely important aspect of one’s life. It defines you as person and is often what guides your values and beliefs. Since there are a multitude of cultures, it is important for nurses to be culturally competent in long-term care facilities that may exist on their shifts. It is the responsibility of the interdisciplinary team members to identify the different cultures within a facility and ensure that care is delivered from a cultural perspective.

SAFE BUT SOULLESS: NURSING HOMES NEED A NEW NARRATIVE

By Radha Basu 

"Safe but Soulless" is a report commissioned by the Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation that discusses ways to overcome some of the most complex challenges facing nursing homes today – a severe shortage of staff, a continuing emphasis on outdated medical models of care and a startling lack of choice in affordable living options for those who are not well enough to stay at home and yet not so sick that they require intensive nursing care.