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Geriatrics and Aging

Transformation project reducing unnecessary emergency department transfers from long-term care homes

William Osler Health System (Osler) has partnered with McMaster University (McMaster) on a system-level transformation project that helps decrease transfers from long-term care homes to Emergency Departments (ED) – the PoET Southwest Spread Project (PSSP). The first of its kind, this study evaluates the...

Revolutionizing geriatric care: Meet Canada’s leading Universal Health Hub (UHH)

Universal Health Hub (UHH) is the only Health Care Organization in Canada which is focused on Geriatric care wherever the seniors age whether at Home, Hospital, Reactivation Care Centre, Long Term care home or a Retirement facility. Founded in 2019 by Nurse Maya, who is...

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Testing new technology to help older adults age at home

When 72-year-old Hamilton resident Shirley was asked if she’d be interested in participating in...

Study projects 187% increase in people living with dementia in Canada by 2050

People living with dementia are as diverse as the different diseases and conditions that...

First clinical guidelines to address anxiety in older adults

A group of multidisciplinary leading subject matter experts across Canada in the field of...

Inside Unity Health’s efforts to better understand the care experience

It was around lunchtime and the Geriatric and Medical Rehabilitation unit at Providence was...

Comprehensive new Canadian guideline for skeletal health and fracture prevention

A comprehensive guideline from Osteoporosis Canada aims to help primary care professionals deliver care...

13 companies chosen for UK-Canada healthy ageing exchange programme

Thirteen innovative companies from across the UK and Canada have been selected to develop...

How Canadian postal workers could better enable ageing in the right place

Supporting Canada’s growing population of older adults looking to live in their own homes...

In defense of falling

At Toronto Rehab, embracing the risk of a fall may actually be part of...

Home health monitoring: The future of senior continuity of care

By  Jiang Li Providing ongoing care to geriatric patients presents a number of challenges including...

Everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of dementia in Canada

Dementia in Canada – current forecasts The Alzheimer Society of Canada recently released the first...

Understanding the relationship between older adults and their environments

By Annie Atkinson As a newly-minted Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Dr. Sayeh...

Five innovations supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers

By Arielle Ricketts Family caregivers of people living with dementia face unique challenges. Though caregiving...

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