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Call for Applications Open: Advancing Frailty in the Community Collaborative

June 18, 2019

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored…

Coming Soon: Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

On June 18, 2019, CFHI will launch a call for applications for the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative, in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN). The collaborative is based on the top frailty innovations from the 2018 CFN Frailty Matters Innovation Showcase and will focus on improving care for older adults presenting…

Taking the Pulse of the Nation: CFN Cross Country Collaboration Tour

CFN is re-engaging with citizens, researchers, partners and policy makers to refine our understanding of their needs, to incorporate in our strategic planning. CFN has finalized an ambitious plan and agenda for 2019 with committed partners to visit cities across Canada such as: Yellowknife, Prince George, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The plan…

Connecting with the North: CFN Cross Country Collaboration Tour

June 12, 2019

CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and Board Chair were honoured to be invited to participate in and speak with attendees at the annual Hotıì ts’eeda, Northwest Territories SPOR, Ełèts’ehdèe gathering May 21-24, 2019. While participating in a Sharing Circle held on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, John and Russell were able…

Beyond bedrest: maintaining mobility during hospital stays

June 10, 2019

“Older people who are very frail are already so low on muscle mass that a long period of almost-complete inactivity can easily tip them over the edge into a really bad situation,” says Dr. Olga Theou, a frailty researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “So after a prolonged stay in hospital, the person…

Fighting frailty with food: early screening for malnutrition in hospitals

June 6, 2019

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…

The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

May 21, 2019

The Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is a multi-year CFN-led initiative to develop Common Outcome Measures (COMs) and Common Data Elements (CDEs), which will enable findings from research and translational studies to be collectively analyzed to better inform patient care.  FOCUS aims to standardize research studies so that COMs and CDEs are captured in all…

The Biomarkers of Frailty: Building Consensus

May 17, 2019

On January 15, 2018 the Canadian Frailty Network hosted a workshop in Toronto bringing together experts in the field of biomarkers, aging and frailty. The objectives of the workshop were to start building a consensus on potential frailty biomarker domains and identify specific frailty biomarkers to be measured in Canadian Longitudinal Study on Ageing (CLSA)…