Greta Cummings, RN, PhD
University of Alberta
2015 Catalyst Grant Program — Anticipatory Long-term care Electronic Resident Triage Tool (ALERT) for Canadian Long-Term Care Homes (CAT 2015-40)
2013 Catalyst Grant Program — Development and testing of a standardized communication form to improve transitions for nursing home residents (CAT 2013-43)
Dr. Cummings is a member of the Canadian Institutes on Aging (CIHR) Advisory Board on Research Excellence, Policy and Ethics, which provides advice on promoting excellence, creativity and breadth in health research and knowledge translation through CIHR’s entire portfolio of investments. She also leads the CLEAR OUTCOMES (Connecting Leadership, Education & Research) research program and within it the Older Persons’ Transitions in Care (OPTIC) research program which examines the quality of transitions of frail elderly clients across three care settings: Continuing Care facilities, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments. They aim to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to avoid unnecessary transitions for frail seniors and to improve those that must occur. Within the OPTIC program, numerous studies are underway, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Covenant Health National Centre of Excellence in Seniors Health and Wellness.