Care of the Frail Elderly: Navigating the Maze

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Care of the Frail Elderly: Navigating the Maze

CSAH Geriatric Education Conference • June 5, 2013 • Kingston, ON

On June 5, 2013, over 100 health professionals working in various settings including acute, community, primary and long-term care joined us at St. Lawrence College in Kingston for an exploration of new initiatives, community programs and clinical updates that addressed the realities of providing health care for the elderly with complex care issues.


  • OPENING SESSIONS
  • MORNING SESSIONS
  • AFTERNOON SESSIONS
  • CLOSING SESSIONS

OPENING SESSION

•     Delirium in the Hospital: Acute Medical and Surgical Settings

        Dr. Monidipa Dasgupta - Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine
        Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

        Dr. Frank Molnar - Medical Director, Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario
        Associate Professor, University of Ottawa


 MORNING SESSIONS

 •    Issues of Delirium at Transitions in Care including Emergency Room, Long-Term Care
      & Community Settings

        Panel: Dr. Monidipa Dasgupta; Dr. Frank Molnar; Dr. John Puxty
        Moderator: Dr. Rosemary Brander - Senior Researcher & Program Evaluator, CSAH 
        Director, Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice, Queen’s University

•    Collaborative Care for Older Adults with Dementia

        Dr. Dallas Seitz - Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatry Services, Providence Care  
        Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University

•    Innovative Approaches to Chronic Disease Management - Part 1

       Moderator: Cally Martin - Regional Director, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario

a) Using a Primary Care Pharmacist to Reduce Medication Related Problems in the Frail Elderly
    Mike Bell - Director, Primary Health Care, Rideau Community Health Services

b) Dialysis Options for Patients in the Community
    Susanne Jeffery - Advanced Practice Nurse, Renal Care, Kingston General Hospital
    Wendy Robertson - Independent Dialysis Coordinator, Kingston General Hospital

c) Diabetes Education Programs in Long-Term Care
    Laurel Hoard - Quality Improvement and Implementation Facilitator, South East Local Health Integration
    Network
    Maureen McIntyre - Senior Consultant, Design and Implementation, South East Local Health Integration
    Network

d) Ontario CCAC’s New Rapid Response Nurse Program
    Laurie French - Senior Manager, Access & ER/ALC, South East Community Care Access Centre

•    End-of-life Care in the Non-Cancer Patient

        Dr. Chris Frank - Physician, Clinical Leader, Specialized Geriatrics, Providence Care


AFTERNOON SESSIONS

•   Osteoporosis in the Elderly 

       Dr. Lionel Noronha - Medical Director, Stirling Manor • Family Practice Physician, Stirling Medical Clinic

•   Innovative Approaches to Chronic Disease Management - Part 2

a) Community Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Groups: An Evaluation of Effectiveness
   Anne Belanger - Services Coordinator, Seniors Association Kingston Region
   Kathleen Pratt - Stroke Services Facilitator and Services Coordinator, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario
   & Seniors Association Kingston Region

b) The Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario and the Living Well Workshop Series
    Meghan O’Leary - Coordinator, Self-Management Program of Southeastern Ontario

•   Clinical Challenges Around Care Issues in the Community

Panel: Janice D’Agostino - Social Worker, Day Hospital, Providence Care;
Dr. David Freedman - Lawyer, Griesdorf & Counsel • Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University;
Dr. Elizabeth Moore - Clinical Psychologist & Ontario Capacity Assessor, Providence Care

Moderator: Christina Scott - Registered Nurse Outreach Assessor, Specialized Geriatrics, Providence Care

•   Modifying Treatment Goals for Complex Elderly People

Dr. Sudeep Gill - Geriatrician, Specialist Geriatrics, Providence Care
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University

CLOSING SESSION

•    Frailty and Aging - Managing from a Community Perspective

Dr. John Puxty - Geriatrician, Director, CSAH
Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University
Chair, Southeastern Ontario Regional Geriatric Program