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.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

Wed. Aug. 29th from 12-1PM EDT. Join Michelle Grinman of the University of Calgary and Greta Cummings of the University of Alberta as they discuss a project aimed to develop a triage tool for Long-term Care Homes, similar to e-INTERACT in the United States to proactively identify residents at risk of transfer to emergency departments and/or death in the greater Toronto area with a potential for spread across Canada. To learn more or to register click here.

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 article discusses that many older adults leave the hospital frailer than when they started and how some of that is preventable. Most of the damage done by acute illness is baked in to how frailty works and therefore, rehabilitation is strongly suggested in acute care for effective recovery. Last reviewed June 2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Infinity Convention Centre located on 2901 Gibford Dr., Ottawa. In collaboration with the Ottawa Hospital, IQ @ TOH, Bruyère Research Institute, the QUILT Network and the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario, this conference will provide you the opportunity to share and learn about relevant practices that improve quality and safety of care for frail populations. For additonal information, please contact patientsafety@toh.ca. To register, click here

The 5th National CFN Conference is being held in Toronto on September 20-21st 2018. This conference is for practitioners, care providers, scientists, clinicians, policy makers and experts in the field of frailty.  Together we will present and discuss, the latest knowledge, evidence, approaches and policies that are transforming care and seeding the next generation of breakthrough innovations. To learn more or to register click here.

The authors aimed to characterize the emerging construct of resilience as it pertains to physical health in older adults and to identify gaps and opportunities to advance research in this area. 7 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The aim of the cohort study described in this article was to explore the relationship between resilience, frailty and quality of life in orthopedic rehabilitation patients. The authors found that resilience and quality of life are positive predictors of functional status at discharge. 8 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

Wed. August 15, 2018 from 12-1PM EDT. Join Wendy Dugglby and Laura Cottrel of the University of Alberta for this webinar presentation about an online intervention called My Tools 4 Care-In Care designed to support family caregivers of persons with dementia.  To learn more or register click here.

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