Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Henry Siu of McMaster University as he talks about a study to look at whether the eDosette can help the frail elderly take their medications better. This study was able to show how frail elderly patients are taking their medications, how the eDosette prompted improved medication regimes, and lastly, further refined the eDosette deveice for a larger study. Register here.
Wed. Feb. 14, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join Ada TangandChristina Nowak of McMaster University as they talk about their work to test the safety and feasibility of a new, higher-intensity strength training program in pre-frail older adults. Register here.
Wed. Jan. 10, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Daniel McIsaac of Ottawa Hospital Research Institute wil talk about a project that aimed to identify differences between two leading frailty tools in their accuracy and ease of use for patients and clinicians. The findings will be provided to clinicans to help them choose which frailty tool to use before surgery to identify older patients at high-risk of bad outcomes after surgery. Register here.
Wed. Nov. 8 from 12-1pm ET, presenters Katherine McGilton and Jennnifer Bethell will talk about the purpose of the Canadian Frailty Priority Setting Partnership and plans for the future. Register here.
The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario is offering this Geriatric Education Series for health care professionals from Nov. 28 - 30th 2017 at the Ottawa Hospital on topics such as principles of assessing and managing the frail elderly, geriatric assessment, function, driving, falls and mobility, polypharmacy, pain, delirium, elder abuse and more. For more information and registration details please click here.
Wed. Dec. 6th at 12 noon EST, Nick Bansback and Logan Trenaman of the University of British Columbia will be talking about a new effort being made in Canada to involve patients in their own healthcare, and to help improve their experiences with care. Part of this effort means asking patients about their experiences in the hospital. Some important types of questions involve asking the patients what was most important to them in the hospital and some good or bad experiences they had there. To ask these types of questions, researchers are using a questionnaire called the Canadian Patient Experience Survey. The survey covers 48 different aspects about hospital care. Researchers think some aspects will matter a lot to some patients, while others will be less important to other patients. This study focused on elderly Canadians, and helped healthcare administrators understand which parts of hospital care experiences are most and least important to patients. Register here.
The Frailty Framework among Homeless and other Vulnerable Populations (FFHVP) has been developed from empirical research and consultations with frailty experts in an effort to characterize antecedents, i.e. situational health-related, behaviour, resource, biological, and environmental factors which contribute to physical, psychological and social frailty domains and impact and adverse outcomes.
On May 10th 2017, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood presented this webinar to address questions regarding risk of dementia, approach to dementia diagnosis and special considerations for those who are frail. Watch the recording here.