Friday February 05, 2016

A good life in old age? : monitoring and improving quality in long-term care is a 2013 report by the OECD.

As ageing societies are pushing a growing number of frail old people into needing care, delivering quality long-term care services – care that is safe, effective, and responsive to needs – has become a priority for governments. Yet much still remains to be done to enhance evidence-based measurement and improvement of quality of long-term care services across EU and OECD countries.

This book offers evidence and examples of useful experiences to help policy makers, providers and experts measure and improve the quality of long-term care services.

(Source: OECD)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in GOVERNMENT INFORMATION on Friday Feb 05, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

This interactive map, still in beta, "New York Music Map" is an attempt to capture New York's most significant music makers.

Click on a band name and learn more.

How many bands do you recognize?

Read more.

(Source: The Map Room)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Feb 05, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Thursday February 04, 2016

Household food insecurity in Canada, 2013 takes a look at inadequate or insecure access to food among Canadians due to financial constraints.

The statistics show that food insecurity  is a significant social and health problem in Canada.

Some findings:

  • 1 in 6 children live in a home that does not have adequate food supply
  • Food insecurity was most prevalent in Northern Canada, especially Nunavut and the Maritimes
  • 1.4 million households have experienced food insecurity

(Source: Homeless Hub)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in DATA on Thursday Feb 04, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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