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Learn from the best: improve frailty care

CFN is pleased to announce the 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year from our nation-wide competition!

Click here to see why an Edmonton-based community program designed to transform primary care into a central hub was selected as the best innovation of 2018 from more than 80 entries from every region in Canada.  The Seniors’ Community Hub (SCH) was co-created by Dr. Marjan Abbasi (project lead) and Dr. Sheny Khera to better meet the dynamic health and social needs of older adults with frailty and their family/friend caregivers

You'll also see the work of the other four outstanding teams who delivered plenary discussions at the CFN National Conference on Frailty in Toronto on September 20th. A new idea 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.

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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 last year 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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