The authors aim was to identify if specific programs or strategies are useful to prevent or reduce abuse in older people (60 years and over). They looked to include studies that described the effect of these programs or strategies whether aimed at the elderly themselves or people (such as caregivers or nursing home staff) with whom they interact.

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. Financial abuse can happen at any time, but it will often start after a health crisis or after the death of a spouse, partner or close friend. People who are alone, lonely or in poor health are more vulnerable.

Tools included in the list are used in practice and have undergone some form of psychometric testing, with published results. 

This clinical review of existing screening tools for elder abuse was based on a search of international databases.

The United Nations: Human Rights, 1991.The General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.The document outlined specific older person’s Rights regarding: independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity.

Register today for Kingston's  Walk for Alzheimer’s!  The event will take place on Sunday, May 28th, at Lake Ontario park. Help us reach out goal of $30,000 to help support the over 4,000 individuals living with dementia, their families and caregivers,  throughout  Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington communities.

Michelle Howard wiil be presenting about the iGAP study to develop, evaluate and implement Advance Care Planning tools and strategies in primary care across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta during this webinar on July 26th, 2017 at 12pm. Register here.

Paige Moorhouse, Tara Sampalli and Ashley Harnish presented this webinar about their community-based study where they assessed the implementation feasibility and impact of the "Frailty Portal" in the identification, raising awareness of, care planning and delivery of appropriate care for the frail population in community primary care practice.  Watch the recording of the webinar here.

Pre-frailty and frailty is an example of an elder care issue that, when identified and treated, may negatively impact quality metrics for the simple reasons that older adults don’t respond as well to treatment as younger cohorts.

The normal aging process is characterized by a progression of physiologic events that occur throughout the life cycle. Changes associated with aging occur throughout the body and are most prominent in the later years. Changes in the musculoskeletal system begin to occur after the third decade and continue into the eighth and ninth decades. The frailty syndrome can be described as a culmination of the effects of these changes on the human body.

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