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Learn from the best: improve frailty care

If you are interested in novel ways to improve care for seniors living with frailty, then don’t miss the CFN FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase.

CFN, In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research -- Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) held a nation-wide competition and received 78 submission from every region of the country, representing nearly every conceivable facet of frailty care. The very best of these will be spotlighted on September 20th to attendees including citizens, leading experts, citizens, senior Canadian and international leaders from business, healthcare delivery, government and academia.

Join us and network with the top innovators who will have poster displays.  Select top-ranked groups will delivery plenary discussions, and one of these will be announced from the stage as the Frailty Innovation of the Year.

Your participation at the conference and the showcase, helps to spread this knowledge. A new idea seen here and taken back to your organization, or passed on to a care provider, policy-maker, citizen, advocate, caregiver or  patient could be the seed to fuel improved care in your area.

CFN is Canada’s national network for older adults living with frailty and all involved with their care –join us this September in Toronto and let’s improve frailty care.

For more information on the Showcase, click here.

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Improving care for older Canadians living with frailty

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 Canadians living with frailty with more complex health challenges and care needs.

Canada’s ability to care for more than 1.2 million older adults living with frailty along with their families, caregivers and care providers received a significant boost with the announcement March 1st of $23.9 million in renewal funding for Canadian Frailty Network from the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence program for a second five-year term (2017-2022). This funding will be leveraged by $30 million in projected cash and in-kind contributions from 150 partners in the academic, industry, community and government sectors. Click here for details.

CFN is Canada’s exclusive network for older adults living with frailty. We facilitate evidence-based research, knowledge sharing and clinical practices that improve healthcare outcomes for older Canadians living with frailty, their families and caregivers.

Perspectives on aging and frailty health with Dr. Duncan Sinclair

View a compelling video from CFN Board Members and  former Queen's University Dean of Medicine, Dr. Duncan Sinclair. Dr. Sinclair describes what frailty 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. Dr. Sinclair spoke at our Giving Voice to Frail Elderly Canadians conference in 2015.

 

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