This report is authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Allan McKee, Ivy Wong, Julie Dunning, Michael Nicin, and Dr. John Muscedere. It shows that frailty is a common condition more prevalent in older populations, which increases an individual’s risk of falls, emergency department visits, hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. The problem, the authors argue, is that frailty is not being measured consistently in Canada, which makes it difficult for health providers and governments to address.
The report urges the research and health care communities to come to consensus on a common definition of frailty, and argues that clinicians need to consider social factors, such as poverty, housing and loneliness, which can contribute to how well individuals cope with frailty. 56 pages. Last reviewed September, 2018.
This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
This review explores the evidence which stronly supports the positive association between increased levels of physical activity, exercise participation and improved health in older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.
This publication investigates the predominantly sedentary lifestyles of older adults in the UK and how they can be encouraged to increase their activity levels, including possible risks and benefits. 24 pages. Last reviewed September 2018.
Thurs. Nov. 22, 2018 from 12-1 PM EST. Join Dr.'s Calder & Labreche as they discuss Falls Risk Associated with Diplopia, Vision Considerations in a Long Term Care Setting, Vision and Dementia and Impact of systemic conditions on visual function. To learn more or to register click here.
This report examines the benefits of social participation and makes recommendations for a tool or tools based on the evidence to evaluate the impacts of social centres in the future. 84 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.
December 11, 2018at the Baycrest in Toronto join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care. Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!
November 22, 2018 at the Lanark Lodge in Perth join this innovation and networking forum for leaders who engage staff and students in learning about long-term care. Lean in & Learn: Improving care experiences through staff wellness & relational care. Workshop topics will include mindfulness leadership & relational care in practice, grief & loss, wellness through active compassion, and comfort care conversations for changes in condition. Register now!