Advance care planning more important now than ever

May 1, 2020

An important priority for CFN in recent years has been funding research into methods of increasing the use of, and access to, advance care planning by older Canadians. Advance care planning is a conversation between an individual and the people closest to them about their preferences for future care, often including end-of-life care. The preferences…

Dr. Daniel McIsaac receives Ontario Early Researcher award

April 20, 2020

CFN Principal Investigator, Dr. Daniel McIsaac, has received an Early Researcher Award from the government of Ontario. Dr. McIsaac is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine who leads the Aging Innovation in Perioperative Medicine and Surgery Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His research focuses on improving surgery outcomes for older…

Advance Care Planning Day 2020

April 16, 2020

When it comes to planning for your future health care, are you, your family and friends prepared? Have you had a conversation about what your end of life wishes are, or those of your loved ones? We often assume that others know what we’re thinking, or that our family and friends know what we want….

Make family/friend caregiver health a top priority

April 14, 2020

CFN Fellow Sarah Shearkhani and her Supervisor Walter Wodchis emphasize the importance of caring for the caregiver during these unprecedented times. “During this current COVID-19 pandemic, as we work hard to “flatten the curve” and ensure the system is not overwhelmed, it is especially important to have a strong structure in place to care for caregivers….

CFN Launches Request for Proposals on Interaction Between Frailty and COVID-19

March 30, 2020

The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund proposals aimed at investigating the interaction between frailty and COVID-19. Older adults living with frailty are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. As a result, CFN is looking for health, social or policy research studies that investigate determinants of increased susceptibility, and solutions to mitigate or prevent…