Improving the health of older Canadians means identifying health problems early. It means providing timely support so that manageable concerns do not spiral out of control. And, above all, it means helping health care providers actively engage older patients and their family caregivers as partners in care. Patients want to make informed choices about their health and the care they receive, based on their personal values, preferences and goals, and informed by available evidence.
In this interactive webinar, you will learn about an innovative research project that is currently underway in nine primary care sites across three provinces. With the support of the Canadian Frailty Network, researchers, collaborators, health care providers and older adults are working together to develop a feasible and sustainable model that includes: consistent screening and assessment of frailty, improved patient engagement and shared decision making, and the use of technology to improve care coordination.
Alison Kernoghan works with the Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group within the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Alison manages and contributes to multiple research projects and supports the translation and exchange of information to improve the health system for older adults. Prior to joining the GHS group, Alison worked in population health research, and public health at the Region of Waterloo, Ontario.