On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.
This literature review from the International Federation on Ageing is intended to assist society, organizations, patient advocates, academics and governments to gain a deeper understanding of the primary and secondary benefits offered by immunization. 34 pages. Last reviewed July 2019.
Co-developed with geriatric clinical experts from Ontario, on behalf of the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario, the sfCare Learning Series comprises introductory educational modules for clinicians, along with supporting posters and patient handouts on 7 key clinical topics: delirium, mobility, polypharmacy, pain, loneliness, nutrition, and urinary incontinence.
Dr. David Conn provided useful guidance in this presentation for clinicians on preventing the development of BZRA use disorder and optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder. To watch the recording click here.
Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. The actions undertaken to achieve the strategy's national objectives may evolve over time, but every action will bring Canada closer to the vision of a Canada in which all people living with dementia and caregivers are valued and supported, quality of life is optimized, and dementia is prevented, well understood, and effectively treated.
This Institute for Healthcare Improvement publication describes the 4Ms framework to guide all care of older adults wherever and whenever they touch your health system's care and services. 60 pages. Last reviewed June 2019.
On July 8th, 2019 Dr. Chris Frank reviewed the scant literature on the demographic factors common in health-care serial murderers; made the link between patient safety principles and Health Care Serial Murder (HCSM), and summarized relevant information arising from the Wettlaufer Inquiry. Watch the webinar recording here.
On Monday June 3rd 2019 presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD aimed to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He used case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To watch the recording of the presentation click here. To learn more check out this reading list and the attached pdfs.
On April 1st, 2019, Dr. Chris Frank provided this in-person/webinar presentation as he discussed communication strategies for having difficult conversations such as advance care planning, goals of care and end of life. Learning objectives included understanding the difference between Advance Care Planning (ACP), goals of care and consent; how to incorporate ACP and goals of care discussions into regular outpatient care; using the principles to make CPR discussions easier for patients and you and incorporate Harvard Serious Illness Communication guide and other resources into your discussions. Watch the recording here. Additional resources can be accessed by clicking read more.