This paper analyses the health care challenges facing Aboriginal seniors in urban Canada. The authors investigate which policy approaches are needed to improve the health and well-being of urban Aboriginal Seniors. Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors of this paper aimed to present an overview of the potential barriers and the factors, which may restrict ethnic minority patients from using health services, according to the literature available.  They warn against making generalizations and to look at the myriad of potential barriers for each individual.  Last reviewed February 2017.

This publication from the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) provides an overview of key issues which impact the health and well-being of seniors including income, long-term care, family support and community services. The NACA concludes with recommendations to reduce the marginalization of these Canadian seniors. 25 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors conducted a scoping review to examine the available literature on the health of older immigrant women in Canada. Their findings suggest that older immigrant women tend to have more health problems, underutilize preventive services, such as cancer screening, and experience more difficulties in accessing healthcare services. 12 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This article provides recommendations for non-indigenous care providers which were reviewed and approved by Mi'kimaq consultants related to the health system, relationships with individual persons and direction for future research.

The objective of this evidence based analysis was to identify interventions that may be effective in reducing the probability of an elderly person’s falling and/or sustaining a fall-related injury.  Last reviewed February 2017.

This Canadian study validates cut-points for a frailty index (FI) to identify seniors at risk of a hospital-related event.  Information about the prevalence of frailty among Canada's community-dwelling seniors is important for policy development and health resources planning.  10 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

The authors completed a population based study investigating hip fracture risk among men and women with type 2 diabetes compared to those without.  A retrospective cohort design focusing on Ontario residents 66 years or older was done.  The authors concluded that diabetes does increase the risk of hip fracture and that further research is needed to elucidate the mechanisms underlyng this increased risk as well as fracture prevention strategies for  people with diabetes.  Last reviewed January 2017.

The aim of this paper was to identify and prioritize medication classes where evidence-based deprescribing guidelines would be of benefit to clinicians. A modified Delphi approach included a literature review, and expert panel and three survey rounds. Last reviewed January 2017.

This study evaluated the perceptions of professionals, patients and informal caregivers related to the quality of health service delivery in geriatric rehabilitation during implementation of a national programme aimed at improving quality of geriatric rehabilitation. The study underlines that geriatric rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary process aiming to achieve integrated patient-centred care. 

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