This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiver resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This document provides an overview of issues related to the use of solitary conferment in the Canadian correctional setting. It provides statistics and speaks to issues related to psychological harm and human rights.

This information sheet contains highlights from the Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities resource. 8 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This brochure overviews key points in regards to the assessment and prevention of suicide in older adults. 2 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources to support older adults to age in place. These include research articles, resources to share with older adults and their carepartners, publications on community based strategies and initiatives, studies on the impact of neighbourhood on the health or older adults and  information on technology to support aging in place. 4 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This information sheet explains what aging in place is, why having a plan is important and when one should start planning. 1 page. Last reviewed June 2018.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to suicide risk facts, screening tools and preventative strategies. Themes include:

  • anti-depressant usage and suicide risk
  • mental and medical health issues and suicide risk
  • screening and assessment in variety of sectors
  • promoting emotional health
  • dementia and suicidal behaviour

5 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Dementia Friendly Communities Ontario is working to to support people living with dementia in our communities.  To learn more visit http://alzheimer.ca/en/on/We-can-help/Dementia-Friendly-Communities-Ontario.  Help spread the word by sharing the pdf poster.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to aging, technology and gerontechnology. Themes include:

  • user perspectives and preferences
  • adoption
  • use to support function
  • use to support aging in place
  • use to support persons with cognitive impairment and dementia
  • use to support informal caregivers
  • issues around access and equity

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