SHKN Resources

This collection offers online resources that are relevant to seniors health and well-being: planning documents, reports, statistics, best practice guidelines, knowledge transfer and exchange products, tools and much more. Our Resource Centre is always developing. We draw on the knowledge of our partners within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network, our library service, Information Specialists, Knowledge Brokers and the many members involved in our communities.

SHKN Resources

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This short whiteboard animation provides information and support for families of people with Alzheimers Disease. The information is presented in a lively user-friendly way with simple and direct language. The video was created by Dr. Susan Lane MD CCFP (CoE), with support from the North East Specialized Geriatric Centre.

Friday, May 6, 2016

This webinar will familiarize participants with CARF, the benefits of CARF accreditation and the survey process for organizations of all sizes. This introductory presentation is designed for Aging Services providers that are not currently CARF-accredited or would like to become familiar with the CARF accreditation process, including staff and management of Adult Day Services, Networks, Retirement Homes, Long-Term Care Homes, Home Care and Supportive/Independent Senior Living organizations.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Please join the Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRI) for an interactive webinar. The webinar technology is provided by the Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

With an aging population comes an increased vulnerability to adverse effects from medications. More adverse effects can lead to increases in morbidity and mortality, and increases in health care use and costs.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, a three-year research project looked at nine different knowledge translation initiatives carried out by Ontario Communities of Practice (CoPs). Several of the initiatives studied were led by CoPs within the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Past research has demonstrated that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are twice as likely to use home care services and experience higher rates of frailty than the general population and at much younger ages. There is a recognized need for better collaboration among health and developmental services providers to improve policies and practices to support aging in the community.