Canadian Palliative Care doctors make recommendations

November 7, 2016

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is calling on all levels of government to act immediately to improve access to palliative care in Canada. In its new report — “How to improve palliative care in Canada: A call to action for federal, provincial, territorial, regional and local decision makers” – the CSPCP provides…

OLTCA releases recommendations on long-term-care

November 7, 2016

The Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA) today released a paper that articulates several priorities they feel would enhance long-term care in Ontario. Click here to access the paper. These priorities include: Improving the government’s 2014 Enhanced Long-Term Care Renewal Strategy; Providing specialized in-home resources to meet the needs of residents, particularly those with dementia and…

Healthcare is 24/7, 365 days a year.

November 3, 2016

Healthcare is 24/7: llnesses and injuries occur independently of the clock and calendar. They have to be dealt with 24/7, 365 days a year. Sadly, that fact seems to have been overtaken by nine to five-ism in too many parts of our so-called healthcare system. An essay from CFN Board Member Duncan Sinclair published on Longwoods (Nov….

CFN Board Member Dr. Jean Gray profiled

November 1, 2016

Dr. Jean Gray, CFN Board Member was profiled recently by the Council of Canadian Academies at Dr. Jean Gray, developed tools to better evaluate residents in training and championed mentoring programs for female medical students. Her determined leadership has benefited numerous organizations, including the Canadian Association for Medical Education, the Institute of Gender and…

Why frailty matters

October 15, 2016

Why ‘frailty’ matters: addressing the specific needs of Canada’s frail older adults would improve health outcomes and quality of life — and reduce health costs. Article from CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere & Board Member Fred Horne published on CBC News online.

Innovation and Networks of Centres of Excellence

September 30, 2016

On June 13, 2016, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science, to assess the program machinery currently in place to support science and scientists in Canada. The review has been led by Dr. David Naylor, former President of the University of Toronto, and an independent…

CFN submits brief to federal pre-budget consultations

August 11, 2016

Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) recently submitted a brief to the federal Finance Committee 2017 pre-budget consultations, and requested an apperance before the Committee. Click here to read our submission — Ensuring a more equitable healthcare system: addressing the needs of Canada’s frail elderly. We believe that frailty should be incorporated into federal healthcare funding models,…

Aging and Space

August 4, 2016

Changes that occur in astronauts and those associated with aging have more in common than you think. This TEDx video discusses how studying astronauts can help us understand the process of aging and effects isolation. Dr. Nicole Buckley is the Chief Scientist, International Space Station and Life Sciences for the Canadian Space Agency. She studies…

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July 26, 2016

New Health Accord should reject per capita funding model – and consider frailty instead — by John Muscedre and Samir Sinha. Also published in the Huffington Post today.

CFN congratulates participants on appointments to the Order of Canada

July 1, 2016

On June 30, Gov. Gen. David Johnston announced that three Canadian Frailty Network participants had been appointed to the Order of Canada. In a news release, Johnston’s office said: Noralou Roos of CFN partner Evidence Network was promoted to Officer “for contributing to Canadian health care by developing evidence-based policy, and for promoting and disseminating…