Pre-conference master classes available
When: Tuesday, 9 November 2021
In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel
Time: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Registration fee: In-person: $100 USD*
*Delegates that register to attend the in-person conference will get a discount rate of 30% to attend the pre-conference event
About the Frailty and Long-term care master class:
Frailty is a state of increased vulnerability that results from reduced reserve and loss of function across multiple systems. Over one million older Canadians are living with frailty. To adequately care for the ageing population, frailty needs to be part of the conversations among long-term care residents, health care providers, caregivers, scientists, and policymakers.
The Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) is devoted to improving care for older Canadians living with frailty and supporting their families and caregivers. The Network has cultivated relationships with strategically aligned organizations and stakeholders across Canada and internationally. CFN improves frailty care by increasing frailty recognition and assessment, by increasing evidence for decision-making, by advancing evidence-based changes to care, by training the next generation of care professionals and scientists, by catalyzing change in Canada’s health and social care systems, and always by engaging with older adults and their families and caregivers.
Throughout the interactive session, participants will:
- Gain an understanding of frailty, the operationalization of frailty identification, and the roles of social and palliative care for older adults living with frailty in long-term care.
- The session will also explore national and international strategies that extend long-term care services to older adults residing at home and create community spaces within long-term care homes.
Master class outcomes:
- Understand frailty including its assessment and treatment;
- Be aware of the challenge posed by frailty in the long term;
- Describe how to improve the quality of life of long-term care residents through social interventions;
- Discuss how clinicians and decision-makers can integrate palliative care into long-term care;
- Understand the benefits of transforming long term care services and spaces to better serve their residents and the surrounding community.