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.

June 28, 2017 12:00 – 1:00pm ESTTerry Montague  and Lesli Martin will be presenting about about the results of the 2016 Health Care In Canada survey.  They will explore how the survey can benefit organization’s decision-making process and share insights into predictions for future innovations and improvements.  Register here.

On Sept. 13th at 12EST, Rose Geist and Richard Shulman will present about how Trillium Health Partners (THP) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have successfully used a utilization management tool, the Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services (LOCUS) in their adult clinical mental health populations. Both hospitals now plan to implement the LOCUS in the seniors’ populations as a quality improvement project by adding a frailty dimension to the LOCUS tool. This study assessed how well three specific tools, the “Clinical Frailty Scale”, the “LOCUS”, and the “6 D’s” could identify the current level of healthcare utilization for older adults with medical and psychiatric co-morbidities. Register here.

On July 26th at 12 EST, Michelle Howard will talk about the iGAP study and its aim to increase Advance Care Planning in primary care.  They are collaborating with 20 primary care settings in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta that will help them develop, evaluate and implement ACP tools and strategies. In addition, they will be building a network of stakeholders interested in ACP in primary care and partnering with provincial and national organizations to share their findings.  Register here.

12-1pm on July 12th, Paul Stolee and Jacobi Elliott, University of Waterloo  will discuss how very brief tools will be used to screen all seniors in the primary care practice, and identify those who are at greater risk of developing problems. Those at higher risk can then be evaluated in greater depth, and connected with appropriate health care services as soon as possible. Our highly qualified team will work with these care practices to develop and evaluate a model of care to accomplish these tasks. Register here.

David Kanters presented this webinar about research that was done to evaluate the frailty of participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). A Frailty Index (FI) was constructed for CLSA participants based on the cumulative deficit model of frailty. A new frailty measurement tool was created and its construct validity evaluated.

This webinar focused on how malnutrition and frailty are associated and impact function and the risk for falls.  Nutrition risk screening was discussed as a way forward for the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition and falls.

Join the Elder Abuse Ontario coalition on March 30th, 2017 from 8:30-4:30 for this important session on best practices in approaches to elder abuse.

This is a pdf copy of a presentation given by Mark Handelman for the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging about important considerations regarding capacity, consent and CCB hearings. Mark is one of Ontario's first members of the official Guardian Child Representation Program. Mark was appointed to the Consent & Capacity Board in 1998 and became a vice chair and senior lawyer member in 2000. He is also a lawyer member of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and a member of the Law Commission of Ontario Advisory Committee on end of life decisions. 61 slides. Last reviewed March 2017.

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario announce our Annual RGPs of Ontario Education Day.They invite you to join them for a full‐day workshop of learning and networking for clinicians, educators, and administrators to help us explore the ways we can support the circle of care.

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