RIAF Webinar – Quinte Healthlink: Redesigning Care for Patients with Complex Needs

Mary Woodman reviewed the various benefits to patients and the health care system by implementing HealthLinks, explored how this approach addresses unmet medical, mental health and social needs, helps patients navigate the system, and improves end of life care

Overview of the literature supporting the need for an integrated falls prevention and management strategy
Description of best practices in Ontario around falls prevention and management
Presentation of the current regional falls prevention and management initiative in South East Ontario

Presenters aimed to establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging affiliated with Providence Care & Queen’s University.

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RIAF Webinar – Regional Integrated Falls Prevention & Management

Dr. John Puxty & Mariel Ang shared information about a newly launched regional collaborative initiative focusing on developing an integrated falls prevention & management strategy. Highlights included:

Overview of the literature supporting the need for an integrated falls prevention and management strategy
Description of best practices in Ontario around falls prevention and management
Presentation of the current regional falls prevention and management initiative in South East Ontario

Presenters aimed to establish a community of practice for researchers who have an interest in health issues related to aging affiliated with Providence Care & Queen’s University.

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RIAF Webinar – Diabetes Within Ontario’s First Nations Peoples

Dr. Michael Green shared information about research that takes a closer look at diabetes within Ontario’s First Nations peoples and explored the possible impact of this research and our understanding of the health trajectory of older adults.

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RIAF Webinar – One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative

Sarah Webster and Dr. John Puxty provided an introduction to age-friendly communities,
summarized the current status of 56 Ontario Communities that received AFC Community Grant Funds, and explored the ways in which the Ontario Age-Friendly Community Planning Outreach Initiative has increased awareness, connectivity, and capacity across the province.

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RIAF Webinar – Balance Impairment and Fear of Falling in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Need to Think Beyond Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Nandini Deshpande shared data and results from four studies exploring the effects of the subtle degradation in the function of multiple sensory systems critical for balance control in older persons with type 2 diabetes. She also presented data that underlines the importance of recognizing the fear of falling in older persons, particularly with type 2 diabetes.

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RIAF Webinar – Gazing Critically at Age-Friendly Communities

Dr. Mark Rosenberg described the importance of including the voices of the older population in all discussions about how to make communities age-friendly, the data in our communities and priority areas of focus that are emerging as trends across the country, and how data profiles can help us learn more about older adults in our own communities, and geographic trends across our province and country.

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RIAF Webinar – Design of Devices to Increase Independence

Dr. Claire Davies describes the interdisciplinary collaborations in the design of assistive devices, identified some overlaps between engineering and health care when working with devices, explored the importance of ensuring the user is paramount in the design process, and reviewed recent design innovations.

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