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Heather Keller

Heather Keller, PhD, RD, FDC University of Waterloo Principal Investigator: 2017 Knowledge Translation Grant — More-2-Eat Phase 2: spread and scaling up of improved nutrition care processes to detect and treat malnutrition for older adults in hospital (KT2017-01) 2014 (Fall) Strategic Impact Grant — More-2-Eat: Nutrition care pathway and optimized protein supplementation for malnourished elderly patients (SIG 2014F-08) 2013 Catalyst…

Fighting frailty with food: early screening for malnutrition in hospitals

If you’re over 65 and you’re in the hospital for more than two days, there is a 45 per cent chance you’re malnourished. In other words, you might not be getting enough of the calories or nutrients you need to recover from your illness or injury. As a result, you might have to stay longer…

Learning from the leaders: a knowledge exchange with Denmark

The aroma of fresh-baked bread wafted through the corridors of the nursing home in Horsens, Denmark, as the Canadian visitors marvelled at the open-concept kitchen, herb and vegetable gardens, open-to-the-public restaurant and library, and other remarkable features of this leading-edge seniors’ care facility. “They have very strong principles guiding their approach to eldercare in Denmark,”…

Get fit for surgery

Research aims to prevent post-op complications and disabilities in older people living with frailty Imagine you are 75 or 80 and facing a major surgery. Are you confident in your ability to stay strong and recover quickly from the procedure? Or, are you worried the operation will leave you weak and unable to get around…

Opinions and Commentaries

What astronauts and seniors have in common. As it turns out, understanding the effects of space travel on the body may be important to understanding what happens to us here on Earth as we get older. And the reverse is also true: studying frailty in aging seniors has much to offer space travel. Op-ed by…

Look at our projects in progress

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians — John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC Improving Supportive End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: Exploring the Changing Role of Family Physicians in Care Teams — Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, BSc, MD, FRCPC “C5-75”: A primary care program to identify and support older adults living with frailty —…

Look at our completed projects

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care — Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN Pilot study of an automated one-year mortality prediction tool to trigger Advance Care Planning — James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC Talk to me: seriously ill patients’ views on physician behaviours that…

Completed projects

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care (CAT 2014-17) — Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN — Trinity Western University Pilot study of an automated one-year mortality prediction tool to trigger Advance Care Planning (CAT 2015-16) — James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC — University Health…

Projects in progress

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03) — John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC — McMaster University Improving Supportive End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: Exploring the Changing Role of Family Physicians in Care Teams (CAT 2018-03) — Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, BSc, MD, FRCPC – University of Calgary “C5-75”: A primary…