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Prince George event addresses aging in rural and remote Canada

On November 6th and 7th, 2019 the British Columbia Academic Health Sciences Network partnered with the Canadian Frailty Network to present Caring for Older Adults: Health, Wellness & Person-Centred Care in Prince George, BC. The symposium attracted over 150 delegates including healthcare decision-makers, physicians, clinicians, patient partners, older adults interested in the future of their own care, and…

Web-Based Videoconferencing (WBVC) for Rural Palliative Care Consultation in the Home

Click here to view the slides (no audio) Read more about the project here.   Linda Read Paul, RN, MN, CHPCN(C) is a Clinical Associate Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at University of Calgary. She is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist-Palliative Care with the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone Rural Palliative Care Consultation Team. Linda earned her…

Web-Based Videoconferencing (WBVC) for Rural Palliative Care Consultation in the Home

Web-Based Videoconferencing (WBVC) can help patients have faster access to expert help without having to leave home. It can also help Palliative Care doctors and nurses see more patients and improve productivity. Research Results Findings: Participants included 10 patients (mean age 77), 13 family members, nine Home Care Nurses (HC-Ns), three Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists (PC-CNSs)…

Funding for community programs helps keep Indigenous Elders in their homes

The Canadian Frailty Network has funded several projects designed to assist and support Indigenous people in caring for their Elders. One such project is called Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home. Five Nlaka’pamux communities in British Columbia are working collaboratively on the project. This project supports three primary initiatives; social activity and knowledge sharing in the…

Keeping our Nlaka’pamux Elders at Home

Approximately 50 per cent of First Nations people older than 65 are living with frailty. This is almost double the national average. What this means is that the normal concerns about older people being vulnerable to falls, injuries or even simple social isolation are magnified when it comes to Indigenous seniors. The Canadian Frailty Network...

Empowering Indigenous Communities to Improve the Care of Elders Living with Frailty

Download the PDF Purpose The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is looking to fund knowledge translation and real-world implementation proposals aimed to empower remote Indigenous communities to enable them to improve care for, and support their elders to remain in their home or communities. CFN will only fund proposals that are co-created/co-designed in close partnership with…