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Top 5 Innovations announced

August 8, 2018

CFN created the FRAILTY MATTERS Innovation Showcase to put the spotlight on Canada’s best innovations in care for older adults living with frailty.

CIHR funding opportunity re. CLSA data

August 3, 2018

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research — Institute of Aging (CIHR-IA) is partnering with the Canadian Space Agency and the Quebec Research Network on Aging to provide a total of $925K for research projects that use baseline data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA).

CFN-SHRF Funding Opportunity

August 2, 2018

Canadian Frailty Network is pleased to partner with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to co-fund a Collaborative Innovation Development (CID) grant focused on studying innovative ways to imporove care for older adults living with frailty.

FREE WEBINAR: Learn about tools to support caregivers of LTC residents

August 1, 2018

Frail older adults residing in 24 hour care facilities have complex health needs. Family caregivers continue to provide care and support for their relatives/friends in care facilities. Unfortunately when their relative is admitted to a care facility, they experience major changes in their lives such as changes in their roles/relationships resulting in poor physical and…

The latest opinion from CFN

July 24, 2018

In emergencies, the elderly die. Here’s how we can start to change that. With the Vulnerable Persons at Risk (VPR) algorithm, seniors don’t have to be helpless in the face of disaster. John Hirdes and Sandy van Solm National Post (July 24, 2018)

The latest opinion piece from CFN Board Member Angus Campbell

June 27, 2018

The medicalization of caregiving. Nearly all caregivers are willing to do as much as they can, but is the health care system unduly burdening family and friends? When does insisting that caregiving tasks expand to include medical procedures normally done by a professional become too much? In order to follow the home first philosophy, which…

Veronique Boscart honoured

June 18, 2018

CFN Network Investigator Veronique Boscart was honoured at the biennial conference of the Canadian Nurses Association in Ottawa on June 18, 2018, where she received the Order of Merit for Nursing Research. Veronique’s research interests are focused on establishing best practices in gerontology, building gerontological educational programs for health-care professionals, and creating care delivery models…

2018 Summer Student Award Recipients

May 30, 2018

CFN’s Training Program offers undergraduate students an interdisciplinary, experiential program in partnership with member institutions and partners across the country through its Summer Student Awards. This year, 13 students were funded in our sixth annual cohort representing seven disciplines at nine Host Institutions in five provinces. In New Brunswick, co-funding was provided by the New…

The latest op-ed opinion from CFN

May 14, 2018

Seniors Strategy must address issues of aging. Canadians 65 years and older now outnumber children 14 years and under, which means our needs as a society are changing. We are succeeding in shifting the aging curve through preventive interventions and better public health — that’s good news. But the changing demographic is causing strains in…