The Ontario Caregiver Organization offers a 24/4 telephone support line at 1-833-416-2273 and website with resources to support caregivers across Ontario.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) and Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH) are seeking to enhance knowledge and awareness about Ontario’s wide scope of research, education and innovation in aging. They are creating a new online directory of individuals and groups engaged in promoting excellence in research, education, and innovation about aging. Please participate in this online surveyto join. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/799KSK3

On Nov. 19th 2019 this webinar focused on the collaboration between Reena and the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, and shared “Call to Action” resources to support individuals, families, and providers in the context of frailty and IDD.
 
Presenters Lynn Martin, Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Tori Barabash providee information on:

  • Frailty among adults with IDD
  • Principles and recommendations to guide action on frailty
  • Key elements of effective intersectoral collaboration in the context of supporting adults with IDD who are frail

To watch the presentation recording here.

Caregiving Strategies: Providing Care and Support for a Senior Living with Frailty

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) and six project partners from across the province have launched new educational resources for caregivers who are providing care and support for seniors living with frailty. These resources were designed by caregivers and health care experts to improve the skills, knowledge, and confidence of family member and friend caregivers.

Caregiving Strategies consists of:

  • A FREE online course
  • The Caregiving Strategies Handbook
  • Tools, tips and links to great resources

To access Caregiving Strategies, please visit: www.rgps.on.ca/caregiving-strategies

A number of educational opportunities are scheduled in South East Ontario to support volunteers, caregivers and health care professionals improve their ability to care for people with potentially life-limiting illness. To view the 2019-2020 calendar click here.

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.

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