June 3rd, 2020 at 1PM EST. Join Ron Baecker & Stephanie Gagne as they discuss the FamliNet app that aims to prevent social isolation by offering older adults an easy way to connect with family and friends. To learn more or to register click here.

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) and GTA Rehab Network have created an online collection of resources on rehabilitation for patients with, or recovering from, COVID-19. A number are recent publications specific to COVID-19, including some that draw on the experience of China and Italy. Others are previously published documents on rehabilitation for patients following critical care/ICU admission. Additional resources will be added as they are identified or become available.

This information sheet from the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary includes information on atypical presentation of COVID-19 in frail older adults, how to optimize care for older adults suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and considerations for older adults presenting with delirium. 2 pages. Last reviewed April 8, 2020.

This webpage shares new and existing supports for long-term care leaders and team members. During this pandemic the Ontario CLRI is organizing their activities to respond to the change in priorities for long-term care (LTC) homes in the time of COVID-19.

Time to talk is a virtual hub for the serious illness and palliative care community during the COVID-19 pandemic hosted by the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA). The WHPCA is hosting a series of weekly webinars to share an opportunity to chat, ask questions, listen or share. For this and other COVID-19 resources visit their website.

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Help spread the word that these free, online modules are available to all health care professionals across Canada. Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules 

As a trusted leader in the care of older adults living with frailty, the RGP of Toronto want to ensure the care providers get accurated and curated information on COVID-19 in a timely fashion, To view the most up to date resources click here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Oral Health & Older Adults. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Gerimedrisk recently shared a webpage featuring the latest resources from the CDC, NIH and the Liverpool drug interaction group with the hope of decreasing the risk of harmful drug-drug interactions or adverse drug events. To view the latest resources click here.

Wed. April 29, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sonia Hsiung of the Alliance for Healthier Communities as she discusses how social prescribing is an intentional pathway that deepens the integration between health care and social supports, how it relates to your work, and how we can build a more connected, co-created, equitable, and resilient community together. To learn more or to register click here.

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