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


The Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care’s report Living Longer, Living Well highlights escalating complex care needs for seniors residing in nursing homes. By 2020, it is expected that healthcare staff will spend 75% of their time with seniors requiring complex care. Most of these workers will be registered nursing and unregulated healthcare staff; yet insufficient geriatric content in healthcare education means that NH staff have inadequate knowledge to assess, plan, provide and document care, with negative consequences for seniors. Difficulties in providing appropriate care to frail seniors are compounded by unfamiliarity with data and assessment systems.

Join research study PI Dr. Veronique Boscart as she describes the Applied Simulated and Integrated Learning Approach (ASILA), an innovative educational model that has been adapted into an effective geriatric training program for healthcare providers caring for frail older adults. ASILA aims to improve clinical outcomes for seniors through evidence-informed case simulations related to cognitive and physical challenges common among frail seniors. The simulations includes training on the Minimum Data Set (MDS), a comprehensive assessment and quality improvement framework. Extensive work to date by Dr. Boscart’s multi-disciplinary research team has developed expertise and knowledge on developing, implementing and evaluating the ASILA Program on clinical care outcomes for frail seniors. The next step is to expand the ASILA Program and training across Canada and to focus on a more long-term outcome evaluation of the impact of the ASILA program.

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