Care focused specifically on an individual's needs rather than on a cluster of pre-defined client profiles

This one page handout is intended for health care providers to help explain the importance of treatment decisions and the continuum of advance care planning, goals of care, health care consent and treatment planning. Last reviewed May 2019.

This handout developed for Ontarians provides answers to frequently asked questions. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This resource aims to assist health care providers with guidance for goals of care conversations. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

April 9th from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Carole Estabrooks, Kelli Stajduhar and Matthias Hoben as they discuss the Seniors - Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project. Learn more and register here.

May 6-8, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto. This three day Annual General Meeting and Convention is a must-attend annual event for professionals who work in senior care.  To learn more or to register click here.

May 16, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM EST. Join presenters, Peter Tanuseputro, MD and Julie Lapenskie, MScAH as they focus on ethnic, linguistic, Two Spirit LGBTQ+, and immigrant minority populations in Ontairo LTC homes.  To learn more or to register click here.

This American website provides a number of video examples for health care providers on how they can manage a variety of difficult conversations with patients and families. Last reviewed March 2019.

Thurs. Mar. 21 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Sharon Koehn PhD for this free webinar as she discusses the two phases of the Building Trust project. To learn more or to register click here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Having Difficult Conversations with Older Adults” as well as updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Brainxchange, Bruyere, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Institute for Life Course & Aging, National Institute on Ageing, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and SE Research Centre.

Information about funding opportunities and calls for abstracts from the Canadian Association on Gerontology and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council are included.  A number of upcoming events and educational opportunities are listed. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

March 28, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Barb Sutcliffe as she disccuses the topic of culture change and how to move from being task-focused to people focused. Resources will be shared to support long-term care homes interested in putting living first and creating a culture where everyone - residents, family members, and team members thrive.  Register here.

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