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.
This article describes a community-based participatory action research project conducted in Western Canada examining how to best use shared spaces in a low-income seniors' apartment complex. 9 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
This clinical practice guideline is intended to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper and stop benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs). This guideline applies to patients who are using BZRAs to treat primary insomnia or comorbid insomnia where the potential comorbidities are effectively managed. 13 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.
On May 25, 2018 Jen Recknagel of UHN OPENLAB gave this presentation providing an overview of a series of projects looking at the experience of aging in the healthcare system and an exploratory research project looking at grassroots models of seniors supportive living.
On May 25, 2018 Dr. Leah Nemiroff gave this presentation which uses a case study approach to introduce polypharmacy, define deprescribing, review screening tools, guidelines, data investigating medication use at the end of life and barriers to deprescribing. 49 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.
This presentation was given by Stéphanie Cadieux on May 25, 2018. It introduced the problem of elder abuse in Ontario and how to identify it. Special considerations for older LGBTQ populations were reviewed along with supportive resources. 28 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.
Dr. Esther Ernst provided this presentation on May 25, 2018 which explored trends related to poverty among older adults living in Canada. She also examined an evidence-based argument tor intervening in poverty and provided practical ways that healthcare providers can intervene in poverty. 34 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.
This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.