Take a look at Canadian innovators
Is your organization looking for differnt ways to consider or deliver services and care to older adults living with frailty? Considering implementing an innovative practice or program, a new policy or training program?
This is your chance to learn from the best. On September 20th in Toronto, attend the CFN FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase. In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research -- Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA), the Canadian Frailty Network FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase will spotlight the best emerging or existing innovative approaches to improving the lives of older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their care. One applicant will be named the 2018 Frailty Innovation of the Year.
Improving frailty care is a societal issue and we received a wide variety of submissions: citizen-led initiatives, community volunteer programs, service provision, delivery, training in all settings of care (home residential/long term facilities, acute, primary and palliative), policies and practices, and determinants of health influencing frailty, like nutrition, exercise, mobility, dental health, and social factors.
Submissions are now being reviewed based on their impact in addressing frailty, the potential to scale up and spread to other regions and jurisdictions, and potential to impact policy and practice. Winning submissions could become a focal point for projects/initiatives with CFN and its network of partners across Canada.
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.