Kathleen Burnett is the Eden Alternative coordinator for Eastern Canada, she writes in to say…
I’m please to announce that Dr. Brian Steeves has accepted the appointment as an Eden Alternative Mentor for Eastern Canada.
Brian is devoted to a family medical practice and cares for five generations. His work caring for people in a sizable regional hospital also includes ER shifts. He has an office in a nearby aboriginal community, runs a methadone clinic for narcotic addicts, and serves as the Medical Director of a large local long term care home. Brian is also the District Medical Director of Continuing Care for Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health District. He currently chairs a group that is developing guidelines to assist doctors in appropriate prescribing for the frail Elderly. The emphasis is on reducing the poly-pharmacy subjected to Elders and is being done in conjunction with the Department of Geriatrics at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also working with Geriatricians to development assessment tools to improve the assessment of Elders by physicians and staff in LTC homes. Brian has been asked to develop a proposal to make the Eden Alternative the “Standard of Care” for all LTC homes in Nova Scotia.
Brian resides in the Antigonish, Nova Scotia area on an organic farm with his wife Stacey. They grow most of their own food, harvesting year round from their garden, orchard, cold frames and green house. Brian interests include baking, biking, ocean kayaking and music. He is a drummer for a rhythm and blues group call “Working Class Band”.
Brian is an exceptional person and we welcome his energy and insight as we work together to change aging…
For more on his band go Here
Want to see them live? Head up to Nova Scotia’s Sheet Harbour Lions Club
Saturday, January 29
9:30 pm – 1:00 am
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