Monday, January 19, 2009 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sustaining Interprofessional Teamwork and Shared Learning in Long-Term Care
This interprofessional quality improvement project, funded by Health Force Ontario, was aimed at improving evidence-based knowledge-to-practice resources for clinicians within Long-Term Care.  Over 18 months the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care partnered with organizations in Kingston, Ottawa, Maxville and Thunder Bay to improve the care and quality of life for residents and improve satisfaction and quality of work life for caregivers. 

Emerging Priorities in Aging

Conferences & Workshops - Aging Research & Innovation Forum • October 26, 2012 • Kingston, ON

On October 26, 2012, as part of our series of Aging, Research & Innovation Forums, over 100 educators, clinicians, students, caregivers and researchers from across Ontario attended the Emerging Priorities in Aging conference at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Restaurant in Kingston to discuss ideas, projects and research about the care and welfare of older adults.

Supporting Providence Care’s Geriatric Psychiatry and Specialized Geriatrics

CFLE arose out of a desire to develop an ongoing initiative of investing in people, including clinicians and allied health care professionals, with a focus on sustainable quality improvement in care for the elderly, and on fostering emerging champions and mentors in teams.

Care of the Frail Elderly: Navigating the Maze

CSAH Geriatric Education Conference • June 5, 2013 • Kingston, ON

On June 5, 2013, over 100 health professionals working in various settings including acute, community, primary and long-term care joined us at St. Lawrence College in Kingston for an exploration of new initiatives, community programs and clinical updates that addressed the realities of providing health care for the elderly with complex care issues.

Collaborating to Meet the Needs of the Most Frail and Vulnerable Seniors


Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) provide a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services which assess and treat functional, medical, and psychosocial aspects of illness and disability in older adults who have multiple and complex needs. Working in collaboration with primary care physicians, community health professionals and others, RGPs seek to meet the needs of the most frail and vulnerable seniors.

Ontario-based Institutions Producing Evidence that Helps Improve Seniors Care


The Ontario Research Coalition of Research Institutes/Centres on Health and Aging (ORC) brings together interdisciplinary researchers from multiple institutions working to produce evidence that focuses on improving the quality of care provided to seniors in Ontario.

Providing Clinical Leadership for a Plan to Improve the Coordination of Care Across the South East Local Health Integration Network (SELHIN)


Dr. John Puxty, Director, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care is the Clinical Lead for the South East Ontario Clinical Services Roadmap (CSR) to Restorative Care.

CSAH has maintained an active ongoing relationship with the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) for the last 5 years as one of the founding members of the Ontario Research Coalition of Centres/Institutes on Health and Aging (ORC) and through the roles of Drs. Puxty and Le Clair on the executive of its Advisory Council.

Linking Aging, Health & Wellness in South East Ontario Since 2008

Led by CSAH, the Aging with Co-morbidities Network (AWCN) is a collaborative network linking services, agencies and networks in South East Ontario, which share an interest in aging and chronic diseases. The group has met regularly since inception in December 2008.

The overall goal of the AWCN is to increase knowledge and educational resources to reduce averse outcomes for people with multiple chronic diseases.

The Eldercare Access Strategy in Emergency Rooms (easier+) project was funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was an evidence-based strategy developed to alleviate pressures within Emergency Rooms (ER) at Quinte Health Care - Belleville General Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. It included an integrated, multi-component strategy providing effective client-centred care to the high risk, frail elderly accessing the ER in South East Ontario.