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Initiating Transformational Change in Care

CFN National Forum

In 2015, Canadian Frailty Network presented the first National Forum to initiate transformational change in care for Canada’s frail elderly.

We believe that crafting a national strategy on caring for the frail elderly within Canada’s multi-jurisdictional system is a complex policy challenge requiring a multi-faceted perspective, clarity, and a desire among our stakeholders and leadership to collaborate, and the will to act.

As a national Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) organization, CFN is multi-sectoral and pan-Canadian, and uniquely positioned to facilitate the development of evidence-based policies by promoting dialogue and the interchange of ideas between stakeholders, resulting in initiatives that drive change.

Toronto: June 4-5, 2015 – Moving towards a strategy for the care of Canada’s frail elderly

The focus of the first Forum was twofold: first, to obtain key informant input in preparation for developing a pan-Canadian strategy for care of the frail elderly, and second, to establish the importance of, and need for, a national approach to improving care for the frail elderly.

Click here to see the proceedings from the 2015 Forum.

A discussion paper was prepared, and extensive consultation took place prior to, and at the Forum.  This paper has been published in the Canadian Journal on Aging: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0714980816000301.   

Preliminary collaborative working groups were formed to tackle specific areas for discussion at the next Forum.

Toronto: May 12-13, 2016 – Transforming health care for Canada’s aging, frail population

The second Forum examined the form and substance of a pan-Canadian strategy, ensuring that ethical, legal and social implications are considered.

Working groups have addressed specific areas within the framework of frailty assessment and screening, and presented executive summaries of their work and led discussions at the Forum.

Their papers will be published in the Canadian Journal on Aging as a special supplement on frailty and frailty assessment.