Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities

This toolkit was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and includes strategies and tools to support senior living community staff and volunteers to promote emotional health among residents. 12 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

This toolkit was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and includes strategies and tools to support seniors centres to promote emotional health among seniors. 58 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Aging in Place: A Toolkit for Local Governments

This toolkit is designed to help municipalities to plan to support their older population to age in place.  It includes examples and techniques for coordination and their cost effectiveness. 36 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Social Isolation of Seniors - Volume 2: Ideas Exchange Event Toolkit

This toolkit was prepared by Dr. Penny MacCourt for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Forum of Ministers Responsible for Seniors (Canada). It includes ideas and examples of exchange events, suggestions for next steps, instructions for facilitators, tools, an event planning checklist, sample invitation, key presentation slides, event feedback form, reporting template and more. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

Ageing Well: Building Resilience in Individuals and Communities

This report describes a research project which provides insight into factors that act as resources for, or provide barriers to, resilience. While it speaks to the context of South Australia its’ findings may prove helpful for others. 97 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Managing Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s is one of the main forms of dementia, which involves impaired brain function, the loss of short-term memory, and trouble completing even basic, familiar daily tasks. Caring for family members with this disease can take an emotional as well as financial toll on families. Arranging for the care of a person suffering from dementia can be complex and expensive. Adding to that complexity, patients are often unable to manage or understand their finances.

Dementia and Hygiene How to Solve Hygiene Problems Common to People With Dementia

Odd or frustrating behaviors around clean clothes, bathing, oral care, hairstyling, and shaving seldom come "out of nowhere." Usually there's a trigger, and ways to work around it. Topics include wearing dirty clothes, forgetting to bath, and trouble grooming. 

The Halton HomeShare Toolkit

This toolkit shares information on how home providers and home seekers have the ability to live in affordable, shared accomodateion inclusive of respce, choice and dignity and of mutual benefit to all.  

Supporting Older Adults to Create a Safety Plan (Elder Abuse Ontario)

Rochella Vassell and Raeann Rideout of Elder Abuse Ontario  and Tamar Witelson presented this webinar in March 2017.  The recording is accompanied by a pdf of the presentation and a copy of the "Toolkit: Safety Planning for Older Adults in Unhealthy Relationships".  

Addressing Abuse of Older Adults - An RNAO Initiative

As part of RNAO's initiative they have developed a "Best Practice Success Kit" which includes eLearning modules, videos and more. Last reviewed May 2017.

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