Our health system fails the elderly

Solving long hospital wait times requires a fundamental shift in the way we care for the elderly Hospital overcrowding is not a new issue. Limited bed spaces have plagued Ontario hospitals for years and are increasingly straining our system. Not only are long wait times become a shameful expectation when patients arrive in the emergency […]

Free RESEARCH WEBINAR: Benchmarking EOL care practices for elderly people receiving primary care (Canadian Frailty Network-funded CORE Grant)

This 3-year project was designed to increase the uptake of evidence-based end-of-life (EOL) care for elderly patients with advanced illness.

Free RESEARCH WEBINAR – ASILA case-simulation prototype on cognitive and physical outcomes of frail seniors in nursing homes (Results of CFN-funded Catalyst Grant)

ASILA case-simulation prototype on cognitive and physical outcomes of frail seniors in nursing homes (Results of CFN-funded Catalyst Grant)

Free RESEARCH WEBINAR – User Studies with intelligent assistive robots and elderly residing in LTC homes (Dr. Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng, University of Toronto)

Clinical tools for nutritional pathway involving hospitalized, older adults – TVN-funded 2013 Catalyst grant

FREE RESEARCH WEBINAR – Clinical tools for nutritional pathway involving hospitalized, older adults (Dr. Heather Keller, PhD, RD, FDC, University of Waterloo)

Clinical tools for nutritional pathway involving hospitalized, older adults – TVN-funded 2013 Catalyst grant

Why Canadians need to be having end-of-life conversations

Canadians likely had many important conversations with their loved ones over the holidays, but probably most didn’t talk about what should happen in the event they could no longer speak or make medical decisions for themselves.

Why Canada needs a national plan to address dementia and Alzheimer’s

One of the biggest threats to quality of life and health in aging is the loss of cognitive abilities and functional autonomy that are associated with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.