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

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on "Abuse & Neglect of Older Adults”, the latest sagelink blog, a listing of upcoming events and opportunities and updates from AGE-WELL, Baycrest, Behavioural Supports Ontario, BrainXchange, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Centre for Studies in Aging and Health, Ontario Age-Friendly Communities Outreach Program, Ontario Community Support Association, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, SE Research Centre and Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

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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.

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.

This webpage highlights key ways to support those with Primary Progressive Aphasia and their carepartners. Last reviewed January 2019.

Feb. 19th from 12-1PM EST join presenters Kate Ducak of Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Gagan Gill of Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Tina Kalviainen of Behavioural Supports Ontario for this free webinar about a Person-Centred Language Initiative and discussion about why appropriate language is needed. Register here.

This document explains the importance of creating a culturally safe system, the continuum to cultural safety and the path to get there. 20 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

The authors utilized an ethnographic design and mixed methods to identify four key dimensions of equity-oriented health service that are the foundation to supporting the health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. 17 pages. Last reviewed November 2018.

This quality standard from Health Quality Ontario, addresses palliative care for people who are living with a serious, life-limiting illness, and for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person's quaity of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. 68 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

April 24, 2018 from 12-1pm EDT. Join Meaghan Fullerton for this webinar that will introduce participants to the concept of cultural safety in Indigenous Health Care, an orientation that imperative for members of settler society to offer ethical care to Indigenous clients, patients, families, and communities. Consistent with the Truth and Reconciliation’s Calls to Action, cultural safety asks members of settler society to critically reflect on personal and collective culture, history, colonial context, dominant historical narratives, as well as Indigenous voice and experience. Register here.

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