April 26-28, 2020 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, Richmond Hill, Ontario. This three day conference is intended for thought leaders, service providers, health system planners, researchers, policy makers, administrators, front-line practitioners and volunteers from across the healthcare spectrum to collaborate, network and integrate hospice palliative care in all settings. To learn more or to register click here.

October 8, 2019 from 12-1PM ESTDr. Allen Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, will show the limitations a traditional view of dementia and, how this view has not only failed to provide support for those living with the diagnosis, but how it has led to the overuse of dangerous psychoactive medications. Dr. Power will describe an alternate view of dementia that focuses on the changing perspective of the individual and uses a framework of seven domains of well-being to understanding and address distress. He will outline the aspects of culture change that must take place in order to embed this new approach when caring for those living with dementia, and share stories of success. Click here to register.

Friday November 8, 2019 at the Hellenic Community Centre, Ottawa from 12:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The RGPEO Annual General Meeting and Geriatric Poster Presentations.  The CALL FOR POSTERS is open until August 16, 2019. To learn more click here.

This webpage contains 8 modules in a series on the Model of Health and Wellbeing.  There are French and English versions. Module topics include an introduction to the model followed by accessible, anti-oppressive and culturally safe, population and needs-based, interprofessional, integrated and coordinated, based on determinants of health, grounded in a community development approach, community governed and finally, accountable and efficient.

The IHI Open School is a global learning community to support you and your team in providing the best possible care.  They offer three important ways to learn including online courses, interprofessional chapters and networks as well as project based learning.

This paper describes six main challenges found for quality transitional care and several measures suggested for improvement in a Norwegian context. 15 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

This online resource provides a comprehensive, evidence-informed searchable tool designed to support leaders and health care providers as they work to improve health care performance across Ontario.  Quality Compass is focused on the health care issues and indicators found in Ontario’s Quality Improvement Plans.

This report is about how countries are addressing this challenge by developing measures to ensure a high quality of long-term care – care that is safe, effective, and centred around the needs and abilities of the care recipients themselves. In most respects, endeavours to improve long-term care quality lag behind comparable efforts in the health care sector, but there are some excellent initiatives in some countries which combine measurement of clinical effectiveness with patientcentred approaches to improve the quality of life of people in need of care. Such new initiatives to stimulate quality improvement have gained ground alongside traditional regulatory approaches. There are interesting examples of public reporting of quality performance of care-providers which enable older people and their families to make informed choices, and quality grading systems which encourage providers to compete on care outcomes. 270 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

This website gives multiple examples of quality improvement projects related to aging. There is also a section on Quality Improvement Guides.  Last reviewed January 2017.

The modules in this toolkit are meant as a resource for operational leaders, managers, and point of care staff in Saskatchewan. The modules are intended to be a guide to make lasting improvements to patient flow, so that patients receive the right care, in the right place, by the right teams across the continuum of care, ultimately shortening wait times in the ED. 109 pages. Last reviewed January 2017.

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