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Technology and health care for the elderly medical research studies

Focus on strategic priorities that have significant social impact.

Community and Residential Care

George Heckman

Theme Lead:

George Heckman, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) -- University of Waterloo  





Feasibility of a volunteer/health care provider navigation partnership to support frail rural-dwelling older adults (CAT 2014-CP)

Principal Investigators:

Barbara Pesut, PhD, RN -- University of British Columbia

Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN, AOCN -- University of Alberta

The eDosette Study: Optimizing medication use and safety in community dwelling seniors (CAT 2015-25)

Principal Investigators:

Henry Siu, MD, MSc, CCFP -- McMaster University

David Chan, MD, CCFP, MSc, FCFP -- McMaster University

A frailty measure for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities using aging care (FRA 2015-A-03)

Principal Investigator:

Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz, PhD -- Queen's University

Antidepressant guidelines for long-term care residents with advanced frailty (FRA 2015-A-04)

Principal Investigators:

Laurie Mallery, MD -- Dalhousie University

Constance LeBlanc, DSS, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MAEd -- Dalhousie University

Interventions to prevent and treat frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review of the literature and international policies (FRA 2015-A-07)

Principal Investigators:

Martine Puts, RN, PhD -- University of Toronto

Katherine McGilton, RN, PhD -- University of Toronto

Modeling changes in assessments to predict needs and guide care planning in home care (FRA 2015-B-07)

Principal Investigators:

Debra Sheets, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN -- University of Victoria

Stuart MacDonald, PhD -- University of Victoria

The Jintronix technology to prevent functional decline in pre-frail/frail seniors consulting Emergency Departments (FRA 2015-B-14)

Principal Investigators:

Marie-Josée Sirois, OT, PhD -- Université Laval/CHU de Québec

Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, PhD -- Université du Québec à Montréal

Raoul Daoust, MD, CSPQ, MSc -- Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal

Marcel Émond, MD, MSc -- Université Laval

Implementing the ‘Frailty Portal’ in Community Primary Care Practice: Evaluating feasibility, effects and expansion needs (FRA 2015-B-17)

Principal Investigators:

Paige Moorhouse, MD, MPH, FRCPC -- Nova Scotia Health Authority

Fred Burge, MD, MSc, FCFP -- Dalhousie University

Tara Sampalli, PhD, MASc -- Nova Scotia Health Authority

The eDosette study: Optimizing medication use and safety in community dwelling seniors (HTIG 2014-17)

Principal Investigators:

David Chan, MD, CCFP, MSc, FCFP -- McMaster University

Kiska Colwill, BScPharm -- Hamilton Health Sciences

Michelle Howard, PhD, MSc, BA -- McMaster University

Dee Mangin, MBChB, DPH, FRNZCGP -- McMaster University

David Price, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP -- McMaster University

Henry Siu, MSc, MD, CCFP -- McMaster University

FRAMING-LTC: Frailty and Recognizing Appropriate Medications IN Geriatrics and Long-Term Care (SIG 2014-M1)

Principal Investigators:

Andrew Morris, MD, SM, FRCP(C) -- Mount Sinai Hospital

Chaim Bell, MD, PhD -- Mount Sinai Hospital

Susan Bronskill, PhD -- Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Lianne Jeffs, MScN, PhD -- St. Michael's Hospital

Colleen Maxwell, BSc, MA, PhD -- University of Waterloo

User Studies with Intelligent Assistive Robots and Elder Residents Living in Long-Term Care Homes (CAT 2013-08)

Principal Investigator:

Goldie Nejat, PhD, PEng -- University of Toronto

Improving Outcomes for Frail Seniors: Impact of ASILA Program for Long-Term Staff (CAT 2013-47)

Principal Investigator:

Veronique Boscart, PhD, MEd, MScN, RN -- Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

George Heckman, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) -- University of Waterloo

New technologies to optimize assessment of mobility, activity, and health in the frail elderly (CAT 2014-02)

Principal Investigators:

William McIlroy, PhD -- University of Waterloo

Don Cowan, PhD, BASc, MSc -- University of Waterloo

Integrated eTechnology: Seniors Care for the 21st Century (CAT 2015-02)

Principal Investigator:

Esther Suter, PhD, MSW -- University of Calgary

Support, Education, Networking & Sustained Engagement (SENSE): Knowledge-to-Action with Families of the Frail Elderly Living in Residential Long-term Care (CAT 2015-12)

Principal Investigator:

Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, MSN, BSN -- University of British Columbia

An ounce of prevention: intensive resistance training to optimize health in pre-frail older adults (CAT 2015-19)

Principal Investigators:

Ada Tang, PT, PhD, MSc -- McMaster University

Christopher Gordon, PhD -- McMaster University

Feng Xie, PhD, MSc -- McMaster University

Anticipatory Long-term care Electronic Resident Triage Tool (ALERT) for Canadian Long-Term Care Homes (CAT 2015-40)

Principal Investigators:

Michelle Grinman, MD, FRCPC, MPH -- University of Calgary

Greta Cummings, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN -- University of Alberta

TELEPROM-G: A Study Evaluating Access and Care Delivery of Telehealth Services Among Community-Based Seniors (CAT 2015-TG1)

Principal Investigator:

Cheryl Forchuk, PhD, RN -- Lawson Health Research Institute

The Carer Support Needs Assessment (CSNAT) Intervention: Supporting Family Caregivers of Palliative Patients at Home (CORE 2013-01)

Principal Investigators:

Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, MSN, BN, RN -- University of Victoria

Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN -- Trinity Western University

Incorporating a frailty dimension into LOCUS for seniors in a medical-psychiatry population (FRA 2015-B-05)

Principal Investigators:

Cara Vaccarino, MSW, MHA -- Trillium Health Partners

Rose Geist, MD, FRCPC -- Trillium Health Partners

Benoit Mulsant, MD, FRCPC -- Trillium Health Partners

An innovation for relocating a toilet to ease access for the frail elderly at home (HTIG 2014-07)

Principal Investigators:

Tilak Dutta, PhD, PEng -- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network

Geoff Fernie, PhD, PEng -- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network

Wearable Caregiver Posture Coaching Feedback System (HTIG 2014-11)

Principal Investigator:

Tilak Dutta, PhD, PEng -- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network

Using mobile health applications (mHealth) to support communication with frail elderly people in long-term care (HTIG 2014-20)

Principal Investigators:

Jeff Small, PhD -- University of British Columbia

Alex Mihailidis, PhD, MASc, PEng -- University of Toronto

Post-discharge rehabilitation interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment following a hip fracture (KS 2013-05)

Principal Investigators:

Katherine McGilton, PhD, RN -- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network

Paula van Wyk, PhD -- University of Windsor

Communication Technologies for Engaging Patients, Families and Caregivers in the Health Care System: A Scoping Review
(KS 2014-07)

Principal Investigator:

Lynn McDonald, BA, MSW, PhD -- University of Toronto

Rehabilitation for the seriously ill elderly: models of care and quality indicators (KS 2014-08)

Principal Investigator:

Lora Giangregorio, PhD -- University of Waterloo

The impact of staff attitudes towards residents and the delivery of care in long-term facilities

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Laura Booi, MSc, BSc, PhD student

Supervisor: Andrew Sixsmith, PhD -- Simon Fraser University

Evaluating the impact of laws and policies for the caregiving of the seriously ill elderly

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Laura Tamblyn Watts, LLB, SJD (in progress)

Supervisor: Lynn McDonald, BA, MSW, PhD -- University of Toronto

Re-visioning aging: using digital storytelling to understand the experience of aging with serious illness

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Kimberley Wilson, PhD candidate

Supervisor: Carla Rice, PhD -- University of Guelph 

Slip-resistant footwear design for older adults using smart materials

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Reza Rizvi, BASc, MASc, PhD candidate

Supervisor: Tilak Dutta, PhD -- Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network

Development of an intervention to enhance evidence uptake in managing depression in long-term care

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Elizabeth Dogherty, RN, PhD

Supervisor: Carole Estabrooks, RN, PhD -- University of Alberta

Evaluation of reminiscence therapy via telehealth videoconferencing for informal caregivers of persons with dementia

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Joseph Enright, PhD student

Supervisor: Megan O’Connell, BA, MA, PhD, R.D. Psych. -- University of Saskatchewan 

A mindfulness interventionin long-term care for frail elderly, families and formal caregivers

CFN 2014 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Project: Lana Ozen, PhD

Supervisor: Michel Bédard, PhD -- Lakehead University

Evaluating the Palliative Performance Scale for the Long-Term Care Home Setting

CFN 2013 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program: Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, MN, BScN, RN, PhD student

Supervisor: Sharon Kaasalainen, PhD, MSc, BScN, RN -- McMaster University

Home-based rehabilitation for the frail elderly: implications for rehospitalization, clinical practice and quality of life

CFN 2013 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program: Christine Knott, PhD, MSc, BA 

Supervisor: Mary Ann McColl, PhD, MTS, MHSc, BSc (OT) -- Queen’s University