Emerging Priorities in Aging

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Emerging Priorities in Aging

Conferences & Workshops - Aging Research & Innovation Forum • October 26, 2012 • Kingston, ON

On October 26, 2012, as part of our series of Aging, Research & Innovation Forums, over 100 educators, clinicians, students, caregivers and researchers from across Ontario attended the Emerging Priorities in Aging conference at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Restaurant in Kingston to discuss ideas, projects and research about the care and welfare of older adults.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

 Emerging Priorities in Aging  - Dr. Sid Feldman - Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto

THEME 1:  QUALITY, SAFETY & RISK

  • Behaviours Challenging the Transition into Long-Term Care  - Mr. Jack Henson - Transition Liaison Registered Nurse, Geriatric Psychiatry, Providence Care
  • Medication Reconciliation: From Home to Long-Term Care - Dr. Cynthia Leung - Clinical Consultant Pharmacist, Providence Manor
  • Transitioning Heart Failure Patients Through the System - Ms. Mary Stever - Clinical Care Coordinator, Prince Edward Family Health Team

THEME 2: SENIOR FRIENDLY INITIATIVES

  • Senior Friendly Hospital: Lennox and Addington County General Hospital  - Ms. Tracy Kent-Hills - Director of Patient Care, Lennox & Addington County General Hospital
  • Perspectives on Creating Senior Friendly Care - Dr. John Puxty - Director, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care
  • Senior Friendly Initiatives: World Health Organization and the City of Kingston  Ms. Juile Salter-Keane - Accessibility Compliance Manager, City of KingstonMs. Cheryl Hitchen - Social Planning and Policy Manager, City of Kingston

THEME 3: FORECASTING BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORTS

  • My Mother’s Caregiver - Mrs. Sharon Osvald - Caregiver, Blog Publisher
  • Changing Directions, Changing Lives Together: Behavioural Supports Ontario -  Dr. Ken Le Clair - Professor and Chair, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Queen’s UniversityMr. Shawn Souder - Regional Director, Behavioural Support Service, Providence Care