Learn from the best: improve frailty care
CFN is pleased to announce the Top 5 Innovations from our nation-wide competition! Click here to see the Top 5.
These five teams will deliver plenary discussions at the CFN National Conference on Frailty in Toronto on September 20th. Join us at the Showcase and Conference to see which innovation will be named the Frailty Innovation of the Year!
You will also get a chance to cast your vote for Conference Choice Innovation! REGISTER NOW!
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. You’ll also view storyboards from the Top 30 innovations, and network with the innovators.
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.
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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.