This publication by the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care advocates for the implementation of a number of recommendations related to palliative and end-of-life care, suicide prevention and elder abuse. 192 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Date: May 17, 2018

Presenters:

    In partnership with the Belleville's 50+ Centre, CARP Greater Bay of Quinte Chapter #39 presents "Coffee & Chat" with Brainna Robinson of CALC - Community & Advocacy & Legal Centre Discussing Senior's Issues on April 10th at 2-4om in 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre.  Everyone is welcome!

    This report from the National Institute on Ageing makes 5 evidence-informed recommendations, including: recognize all caregivers with a common definition; support caregivers with financial assistance and training, change workplace cultures to recognize and support the unique challenges Canadian caregivers face; and develop national standards that both governments and employers can use to measure how well we are meeting the needs of workng caregivers.

    This brief prepared for the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology and includes a contextual overview, background and recommendations.

    This  brief  was  produced  by  the  McMaster  Health  Forum  to  serve  as  the  basis  for discussions  by  the  citizen  panel  on  how  to  improve  end-of-life  communication  and decision-making in Ontario. This brief includes information on end-of-life communication including what is known about: the underlying problem; three possible options to address the problem; and potential barriers and facilitators to implementing these options. 

    Statistics show around one in three unplanned hospital admissions for older Australians are related to issues with their medicines – and half are preventable. A new educational program targeting health professionals, particularly nurses and pharmacists, aims to reduce the rate of adverse medicine events in patients aged 75 and over. “NPS MedicineWise is encouraging all health professionals, including pharmacists and nurses, to adopt a coordinated approach to medicines management as an important aspect of a care plan for an older person, and to engage older people, their family and carers as active partners in health decisions."

    In spite of research and evidence, hearing loss continues to be a low priority in Ontario’s healthcare system and there are limited education programs in our schools on hearing care. The Hearing Healthcare Initiative for Ontario, led by The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) in partnership with six other organizations and researchers from Canadian universities, is dedicated to promoting hearing health in Ontario.

    An article describing results from a large UK study on common behavioural symptoms experienced by those with Alzheimer's in different age groups. Findings suggest a need for greater awareness of the differnt symptom's of Alzeimer's disease. 

    International Federation on Aging’s report highlights the critical need for action and investment in preventive eye health. By focusing on prevention and early detection of visual impairments, we are promoting a more active and productive older population, which can drive economic activity and mitigate costs of care and other financial burdens associated with ageing and chronic diseases. Across the globe, new policies to improve the diagnosis, management, and care associated with preventable eye diseases – especially among ageing populations – will go a long way in alleviating the burdens triggered by age-related vision loss.

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