Geriatrics and Aging

$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation
$100 million partnership in brain health and
aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and around the globe. The Government of Canada 2015 Budget announcement included a federal investment of $42 million over ...


Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home
Surveillance Nurses support seniors to remain at home

A key role in supporting Fraser Health’s ‘Home is Best’ philosophy is the Home Health Surveillance Nurse who makes regular phone to calls to the Home Health Program’s senior clients. Supporting seniors to stay healthy in their home is one ...


New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care
New IDEAS Shape Seniors Care

Janice, a GEM (Geriatric Emergency Management) Nurse uses CKHA’s new screening tool, the Assessment Urgency Algorithm (AUA) in consultation with Walter, a patient who presented at their Emergency Department. This tool helps the GEM nurse identify older patients who ...


New program improves care for elderly patients
New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre launched the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care ...

Posted: March 17, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home
Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

A patient monitors their blood pressure at home. Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed that she would be late, Iris made a ...


Centre for Research in Aging
Centre for Research in Aging

Donald Berman Maimonides resident Anne Macenauer with PAB Nursing Aide Nathan Ray. The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre for Research in Aging on-site.  ...

Posted: March 11, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Research|0 comments

Improving care for patients with complex conditions
Improving care for patients with complex conditions

Anthony Bontje, one of the first Southwest York Region Health Links patients, with his daughter, Kris Hurley. For Anthony Bontje, a 86-years old Richmond Hill,ON resident who has a number of health challenges, including vascular disease, arthritis, lumbar stenosis and ...


Technology-enabled home care
Technology-enabled home care

The factors driving change to our health care system are undeniable and mounting. An aging population, increase in life expectancy, rise in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and shortages in health human resources are shifting care from institutions to care within ...


Getting patients home sooner
Getting patients home sooner

Once a patient is admitted to Runnymede, they meet with their care team and discharge planning begins. This is an important part of any admission as it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth transition from hospital to ...


Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


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