How Well Do You Understand Dietetics: Test Your Knowledge

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 11:40 AM

You see the word dietetics and you might automatically think diet. That four-letter word might conjure up images of strict meal plans, fasting, drinking nasty concoctions, and basically, denying yourself the food that you really enjoy. But a dietitian's job isn’t to make your life miserable! How well do you understand the role of dietetics? Test your knowledge below:

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Topics: nutrition, diet, Healthcare in the Home, Ontario Healthcare, dietetics, weight loss

Social Work: How Well Do You Know This Profession?

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM

 Closing the Gap applies a holistic approach to healthcare that includes a broad range of services such as nursing, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, and so much more. We believe that overall well being—physical, mental and emotional—are integral to long-term health. Social work is an important aspect of our program because it aims to improve the wellbeing of families, individuals, and communities while working with governments to improve legislation to help protect the population.

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Topics: Healthcare in the Workplace, Healthcare in the Community, Healthcare in the Home, Social Work, social workers, well-being, Ontario Healthcare

Nurses: Do You Know the Difference Between RN, RPN, and NP?

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 12:43 PM

If you’ve ever received medical care in this province, you’ve likely encountered a nurse. Whether it was at home, school, a regular check-up at the clinic, or a major health problem at a hospital, nurses are often at the front of the line in health care. Nurses provide generalized or specialized care to people of all ages, from newborn infants to geriatric patients. But did you know that there are different types of nurses in Ontario, and each type of nurse provides a special sort of care to their patients?

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Topics: Healthcare in the Community, Healthcare in the Home, Registered Practical Nurse, RN, RPN, Nursing, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, NP

National Senior’s Day: How to Show a Senior You Care

Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Did you know that October 1st was National Seniors Day in Canada? At Closing the Gap, we support seniors through advocacy and healthcare services designed specifically to provide the best care for their needs. In the words of the federal government, “...Canada is proud to acknowledge the life-long contributions our nation’s seniors have made and continue to make to their families, communities, and society.”

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Topics: Senior Appreciation, National Seniors Day, Healthcare in the Home, Volunteer

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