Canadian Frailty Network
Better Health Care for Frail Elderly Canadians
Canada’s population is aging quickly. Today, many Canadians are living longer and healthier into their later years. But as the number of seniors grows, so does the number of frail elderly people with more complex health challenges and care needs.
CFN is Canada’s exclusive network for the frail elderly. Funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), we facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for frail elderly Canadians, their families and caregivers. CFN takes a collaborative and patient-first approach – with our industry, academic, care-provider and patient-advocate partners, we lead Canadian research, knowledge mobilization and training focused on the urgent care needs of this vulnerable population.
News & Views
News | May 25,2016Development and testing of a standardized communication form to improve transitions for nursing home residents
News | May 4,2016Frailty measure for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Events | June 21,2016CLSA Webinar: Advancing Opportunities for Research on Health and Aging
Events | March 23,2016National Hospice Palliative Care Week. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. May 1-7, 2016.
- Blog Posts | January 12,2016November 25, 2015 - Huffington Post publishes frailty op-ed by CFN Board Chair Russell Williams.
- Blog Posts | April 27,2015Advance directives, dignity and care-giving: frail elderly Canadians want choice
CFN’s 3rd Annual National Conference on improving care for frail elderly Canadians took place from September 27 to September 29, 2015 in Toronto. View the conference proceedings and presentations here.
CFN’s annual conference provided opportunities for those concerned with improving health care for the frail elderly to share knowledge, best practices and policy, and network with others to collaborate and build relationships. Conference attendees included researchers, knowledge users, health care professionals and service providers, policy makers, industry, patients and families and the public.
CFN hosts successful first Giving Voice to Frail Elderly Canadians meeting
As part of the annual conference, CFN hosted a participatory meeting of 60 citizen advocacy representatives, researchers, health care professionals, policy makers and industry partners. Participants explored a range of topics and strategies for engaging frail elderly Canadians and their family caregivers in research, health care decision making and policy setting. A summary of the day's proceedings and outcomes will be posted soon.
Perspectives on aging and frailty health with Dr. Duncan Sinclair
Conference participants viewed a compelling video presented by former Queen's University Dean of Medicine and CFN Board Director, Dr. Duncan Sinclair. Dr. Sinclair describes what frail health means to him, and the steps he is taking to delay the onset of frailty and to ensure his end-of-life care decisions are closely followed.
Thank you conference partner sponsors