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.

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. 

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm - Between 2010-15, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) recruited more than 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 and collected data on physical, psychological, social and biological aspects of aging. Now in its second follow-up, the CLSA has established itself as one of the most comprehensive platforms for research on health and aging in the world, with nearly 300 research projects underway. How can researchers connect with the CLSA to contribute, collaborate or advance their own programs of research? What opportunities exist for trainees? In this webinar, four panelists will share their personal insights and experiences with the CLSA, showcasing opportunities to engage with Canada’s largest platform for research on aging.

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.

Thurs. May 28, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join Dr. Susan Hunter for this webinar where she will address the quantitative and standardized evaluation of safe use of 4-wheeled walker using a new tool, the Safe Use of Mobility Aid Checkllist (SUMAC). To learn more or to register click here.

Time to talk is a virtual hub for the serious illness and palliative care community during the COVID-19 pandemic hosted by the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA). The WHPCA is hosting a series of weekly webinars to share an opportunity to chat, ask questions, listen or share. For this and other COVID-19 resources visit their website.

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Help spread the word that these free, online modules are available to all health care professionals across Canada. Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules 

As a trusted leader in the care of older adults living with frailty, the RGP of Toronto want to ensure the care providers get accurated and curated information on COVID-19 in a timely fashion, To view the most up to date resources click here.

Highlights of this issue include a reading list on Oral Health & Older Adults. A listing of upcoming events, opportunities and updates related to aging, health and caring for older adults are included. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

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