This checklist identifies environmental adaptations for seniors that could help prevent accidents and enhance independent living at home. Guidelines on how to hire a reputable contractor are included.

The research article provides an update on changes to the Canadian Preventive Care Checklist (PCC) Form© including updates on vitamin D and calcium supplementation, depression screening and lifestyle modifications in obese patients, blood pressure targets in hypertension, dyslipidemia screening, and new vaccination recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). 5 Pages.

CLRI

Thursday, September 10, 2020,  12 - 3 p.m. Eastern - This webinar will benefit those working with food and nutrition in long-term care (LTC):  menu planners, cooks, dietitians. It will be presented by Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Her acute care program of research is focused on improving food quality and nutrition care processes to prevent, detect and treat malnutrition. Participants will learn how to not only create healthy meals, but healthy meals that older adults will enjoy! Registration opens in August.

CLRI

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2 - 3 pm Eastern - This webinar will offer students and health-care professionals practical approaches and leading practices to support the direct health-care providers who care for individuals with challenging responsive behaviours, focusing specifically on sleep disorders and dementia.

Centre for Studies in Aging and Health

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.

BrainXchange Online Event

Two Events: Monday, July 6th, 12:00 pm and Monday, July 13th, 12:00 pm - Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system. The 30 minute film gives a glimpse of who Greg was and focuses on the events of his healthcare journey that ended in his unexpected and tragic death.  In spite of the sadness of Greg’s Story, the message of the film is intended to inspire positive change and improvement in the healthcare system. 

IFA

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, at 7:00 AM. COVID-19 has brought with it many unprecedented challenges, particularly regarding the impacts on older people. In light of June being Elder Abuse Awareness Month, one distressing challenge is the increased susceptibility to abuse and financial exploitation facing older people today. With opening remarks by Ms. Kimberley Whaley, founding partner of Whaley Estate Litigation Partners in Toronto, Canada, this Town Hall will discuss ethical concerns and legal challenges facing older people and their families both in the community and in health care facilities.

May 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Juurlink for this Gerimedrisk webinar. These rounds will focus on hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and azithromycin. Click here to register.

Save the date! Preconference workshop(s): Wed. May 27, 2020. Main conference program Thurs. May 28 - Sat. May 30, 2020 in Hamilton Ontario.  Click here to check for updates.

The CSAH Continuing Education for HCP courses have been developed to support continuing education for health care professionals. These courses are designed to accommodate the HCP in the workplace, with the option of following our '101' series of condensed introductory courses with the option of following a more in-depth comprehensive coverage of the particular health issue.

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