Webinar: Implementing a Frailty Measure for Older Adults with IDD

Publication/Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Past research has demonstrated that adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are twice as likely to use home care services and experience higher rates of frailty than the general population and at much younger ages. There is a recognized need for better collaboration among health and developmental services providers to improve policies and practices to support aging in the community.

Host: Lindsay Toth

Date: Wednesday February 24, 2016

Time: 11:00 EST

Duration: 1 hour



Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz

Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, PhD, is a Professor in the departments of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry at Queen’s University with degrees in nursing, epidemiology and human geography. She is also the secretary of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Her research focuses on two key targets related to improving the lives of adults with IDD, reducing health disparities and promoting social inclusion.

Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University. She is also a Fellow of interRAI - an international research collaborative aiming to improve the quality of life of vulnerable persons though use of a seamless, comprehensive assessment system. Her research seeks to build the evidence that will help to improve the health, wellbeing, and service outcomes of adults with IDD.

Katherine McKenzie

Katherine McKenzie, MSc, is a recent graduate of the Epidemiology graduate program in the department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University, and a Project Manager for the MAPS program of research. Her research interests include aging with IDD, frailty, and use of long-term care services. 


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