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Heart failure awareness can make the difference

February 14, 2019

“When team members in long-term care combine their personal knowledge of the residents they serve with specialized training through the RIA’s Core Heart Team initiative, a great opportunity to enhance quality of life emerges.” Read about CFN Principal Investigator, George Heckman’s initiative to help care staff recognize heart failure. Read Full Article

CFN Investigators featured in first CLSA report on health and aging in Canada

February 11, 2019

Stay tuned to our website for more information regarding a CFN-CLSA partnership in development!! The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on the health and well-being of the country’s aging population, today released The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Report on Health and Aging in Canada: Findings from Baseline Data…

Call for proposals open. CFN National Conference on Frailty 2019: Innovation and Collaboration for Impact

January 23, 2019

Frailty matters. 1.2 million Canadians 65-plus live with frailty, as do 2.5 million Canadians who are their caregivers and hundreds of thousands more in our healthcare workforce. CFN is Canada’s only national network dedicated to older Canadians living with frailty and all responsible for their well-being.  The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is inviting innovators to submit their…

Statins use in LTC residents — comparing intensive- and moderate-doses on one-year survival

January 14, 2019

Researchers from one of CFN’s Strategic Impact Grants had study results and implications for care published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on January 14, 2019. Read the article: One-year survival and admission to hospital for cardiovascular events among older residents of long-term care facilities who were prescribed intensive- and moderate-dose statins. Why is this…

Federal funding may be ending, but frailty still matters

January 11, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network Scientific Director and CEO, Dr. John Muscedere and CFN Board Chair Russell Williams weigh-in on the effects of the phasing out of the federally funded Networks of Centres of Excellence Program. “…the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) was funded under the NCE program in 2012 and is Canada’s only network focused on improving…

Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty

December 14, 2018

Read the latest op-ed from CFN Investigators George Heckman and Paul Hébert Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty. The downside to living longer is chronic illness. Identifying vulnerable patients early is vital, and there is a way. This article includes results from a CFN-funded project, “Care of frail, acutely ill older persons: Making…

2019 Knowledge Translation Grant Competition

December 11, 2018

JANUARY 14, 2019: THE INTENT TO APPLY PHASE OF THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. On December 10th, CFN announced its second Knowledge Translation (KT) Competition. Designed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice, the 2019 CFN KT Competition is designed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice.  We are looking for scaleable projects…

CFN funding from NCE to continue to end of second term in 2022

December 6, 2018

As you may be aware, it was announced today that the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program is being phased out. Although Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is disappointed with this news, we appreciate the federal government’s support and have been assured that our funding will continue unchanged to the end of our second term in…

Funding Opportunity: Increasing social inclusion of seniors

December 6, 2018

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is a federal grants and contributions program that supports projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and their communities. Through the NHSP, the Government of Canada encourages seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to the benefit of others. The objectives of the NHSP are:…