Congratulations to all CFN Investigators who received Fall 2018 CIHR Project Grants!

March 14, 2019

Multiple CFN Investigators have received 2018 Project Grants for their valuable work in improving care for older adults living with frailty and/or supporting their caregivers. Read more about all the recipients here. Susan Bronskill (Principal Investigator), Understanding the burden and health system impact of loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Canada–$325, 124 Sharon Straus (Principal Investigator), Economic…

CFN Investigators Sharon Kaasalainen and Tamara Sussman receive $950,000 in CIHR follow-on funding

March 14, 2019

CFN Principal Investigators Sharon Kaasalainen and Tamara Sussman and their team which includes Abigail Wickson-Griffiths, IFP 2013, have received $948,600 in CIHR Project Grant money to further fund their CFN research into the palliative care approach in long-term care, Implementing, Evaluating and Scaling Up the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long Term Care (SPA-LTC) Program in Canada.  Kaasalainen says…

CFN Investigator Daniel McIsaac receives $1.1 million in CIHR follow-on funding

March 14, 2019

CFN Principal Investigator Dr. Daniel McIsaac and his research team have received $1.1 million in funding from CIHR’s latest Project Grants competition in support of their PREPARE trial, a multi-hospital, cross-country trial being planned by the team after seeing evidence for their theory in their own pilot study. Dr. McIsaac believes that building a older adult’s…

Federal government pledges $6.0 billion over 10 years to support better home care access: CIHI report

March 13, 2019

From the report: IMPROVING ACCESS TO HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE As Canada’s population ages and chronic disease rates increase, Canadians need access to more health care services outside the traditional settings such as physicians’ offices and hospitals. Across Canada, all jurisdictions are putting in place new approaches to enhance access to vital health care and support services at home and in the community, and…

Are gender gaps due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? A natural experiment at a national funding agency

March 7, 2019

CFN Co-Investigator Holly Witteman, CFN Board Member Sharon Straus, and team addressed the question, Are gender gaps [in research funding] due to evaluations of the applicant or the science? “…our study provides empirical evidence from a natural experiment that gender gaps in grant funding stem from women being evaluated less favourably as principal investigators, not…

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…

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…