Year: 2020

Frailty and Aging: How the Danish Experience Might Inform Canada

May 10, 2020

In keeping with CFN’s mandate to learn from international partnerships, Dr. Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director and CEO mobilized a group of Canadian healthcare leaders, researchers and clinicians to visit Denmark in May 2018. Their goal was to see first-hand why Denmark is widely recognized as a world leader in providing effective healthcare and practical living support…

A Message from the Minister of Seniors

May 4, 2020

Good day, As Minister of Seniors, I wanted to reach out to you to share some of the initiatives we are undertaking to help seniors, their families and caregivers cope with the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic. Please feel free to share this message with your networks. I have been working closely with my…

Social connection crucial for seniors

May 4, 2020

Physical isolation is imperative to keep Canadian seniors, especially those living with frailty, healthy. But this does not mean we must socially isolate. Extensive research supports that remaining social is vital to support both our physical and mental health. This can be especially challenging for community-dwelling seniors, who are accustomed to leaving home for regular…

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….