Impact

Initial funding by CFN can lead to larger follow-on application-based research and KT studies

Initial funding from CFN has led to many researchers securing larger follow-on application-based research funding from various federal and provincial funding agencies as well as from private not-for-profit groups. Relatively small amounts of CFN funding has led to a multiplier effect (as high as 16-fold leverage) allowing Network Investigators to continue to move key CFN research projects closer to real-world implementation.

CFN pilot funding helps move deprescribing app into multiple provinces

Canadian Frailty Network funded a study by Drs. Todd Lee and Emily McDonald of McGill University Health Centre. The investigators created MedSafer, an electronic application, to identify deprescribing opportunities for older patients (aged 65 and older) when hospitalized.

Patient Navigators support older adults with serious illness through Nav-CARE program

Stemming from a CFN Catalyst Grant in 2014, the Nav-CARE program is being adapted and tailored across diverse social and geographic contexts across Canada with volunteers primarily based within hospice who are connected to primary care services through follow-on funding.

Project to strengthen palliative care approach in long-term care welcomed by staff and residents at multiple sites

The CFN funded pilot findings showed that implementing the SPA-LTC  in four long-term care homes in Ontario resulted in a 55% relative reduction in emergency room visits within the last year of life for residents who participated
in the program.

Assessing Quality of Life is crucial to enhancing care

Feasibility funding for Quality of Life Assessment tool enables implementation and knowledge translation project by Dr. Richard Sawatzky. Read one caregiver’s experience.