Accurate information and continued research on the aging process are critical as Americans age. This brochure contains information about older Americans and attempts to dispel the myths regarding that age group. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives.

March 6-8, 2017 the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this clinical education opportunity at the Ottawa Hospital.  Click here for the pdf registration form.

Driver safety requires more than understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you get older, you'll likely notice physical changes that can make certain actions — such as turning your head to look for oncoming traffic or braking safely — more challenging. Still, older drivers can remain safe on the road. Consider seven tips for older drivers.

This webpage links to a variety of topics and assessment tools related to the care of the elderly.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Medically At-Risk Older Drivers Community of Practice (CoP) works to promote the safety of older drivers behind the wheel. Driving safety is an important public health concern in Canada. While age alone is not a determinant of driving safety, we do know that with age there is an increased likelihood of experiencing a health-related change that can impact driving abilities.

Frequent falling was associated with at-fault motor vehicle collisions (MHC) involvement of older drivers.  History of falling can be used to identify individuals at risk of MVC involvement and to begin a dialogue about driver safety.

NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. Members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

FASTlinks are web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis.

Dr. Chris Frank of Providence Care, gave an overview of Fitness to Drive in the Elderly: Assessment of Driving in Outpatients and the Occasional Long-Term Care Patient in an online presentation to health care professionals in South East Ontario via the Ontario Telemedicine Network on May 11, 2010. A copy of the presentation in PDF format is available.

Canada is seeing older drivers well into their 70s and 80s on the road. Although many are successfully maintaining a healthy, independent lifestyle; there is however increasing likelihood of physical ability and/or mental fitness changes being present which make continued those driving a risk.

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