GERAS Centre

GERAS Centre The GERAS Centre (Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences) is an academic teaching and research centre for seniors and their caregivers.
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The GERAS Centre (Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences) is an academic teaching and research centre that strives to improve health outcomes for seniors and their caregivers. Researchers at GERAS have been leaders in frailty, falls, & fractures, dementia research, and guideline development both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, our successful researchers and staff have supp

The GERAS Centre (Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences) is an academic teaching and research centre that strives to improve health outcomes for seniors and their caregivers. Researchers at GERAS have been leaders in frailty, falls, & fractures, dementia research, and guideline development both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, our successful researchers and staff have supp

Five fingers for 5K!! 🖐️Congratulations to our Happy Feet team member Dr Irene Turpie and friends on completing their 5k...
09/15/2020

Five fingers for 5K!! 🖐️Congratulations to our Happy Feet team member Dr Irene Turpie and friends on completing their 5k walk - with plans to do another 10k this week! 🏃‍♀️#StridesForTheGeneral #ItsVitalToCare

“On September 25 the GERAS Centre's @dr_alexandrap will be an expert contributor on Mobility & Osteoporosis during the A...
09/11/2020
Registration Now Open: Age-Friendly Healthcare in a COVID-19 World | College of Medicine

“On September 25 the GERAS Centre's @dr_alexandrap will be an expert contributor on Mobility & Osteoporosis during the Age-Friendly Healthcare in a COVID-19 World Virtual Conference

Register today: http://ow.ly/yBd330r8ZDy”

Age-friendly healthcare involves using evidence-based practice and awareness of what matters most to individuals in every care interaction. It also operates within the 4M's framework, which includes Medication, Mentation, Mobility, and What Matters Most. This framework has, however, had to adapt to....

We would like to welcome Jessica into her new role as a Junior Research Coordinator at the GERAS Centre! Jessica has had...
09/08/2020

We would like to welcome Jessica into her new role as a Junior Research Coordinator at the GERAS Centre! Jessica has had a diverse role working on multiple projects as a Research Assistant and now Jr. Research Coordinator at the GERAS Centre💫

09/03/2020

A warm welcome to our new research assistant Karen Thompson! Karen enjoys volunteering, working, & conducting research in the field of gerontology and is passionate about ensuring older adults are able to maintain their independence & dignity within the community 💫
Learn more about Karen: http://ow.ly/AO5S30r80PX

09/03/2020
LTC Series: Physiotherapist & Physiotherapy Assistant - Balance and Strength Exercises

Hip fracture is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for #LTC residents. Dancing is a great balance challenge to help prevent falls and fractures! #geriPT #whenindoubtdanceitout #GERASOsteoporosisLTC
Learn more: http://ow.ly/kdee30r804t

Hip fracture is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for #LTC residents. Dancing is a great balance challenge to help prevent falls and fractures! #g...

08/27/2020
LTC Series: Physiotherapist & Physiotherapy Assistant - Introduction

The rate of hip fracture is 1.6-2.2 times higher for residents in #LTC than older adults in the community. Physiotherapists can help prevent falls and fractures through objective assessments of mobility, balance, and falls risk #GeriPT
Learn more: http://ow.ly/zGVV30r6GsR

The rate of hip fracture is 1.6-2.2 times higher for residents in #LTC than older adults in the community. Physiotherapists can help prevent falls and fractu...

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Marr on being awarded the 2020 Peter McCracken Physician Innovator in Education Award from...
08/13/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Marr on being awarded the 2020 Peter McCracken Physician Innovator in Education Award from the Canadian Geriatric Society for her work in education and her dedication to geriatric medicine!
"Dr. Marr says the award will provide the stimulus to expand the GCP to other health care workers and community frontline workers, to ensure older adults remain safe and independent within their homes and long-term care" 🌟
Read more on the HHS Hub: http://ow.ly/JENo30r4ihE

08/13/2020
LTC Series - Personal Support Worker: Proper Positioning for Sitting

Slouching puts a lot of force through the spine. Remind residents to sit tall throughout the day to keep good alignment and protect their spine from fractures 🦴 #GERASOsteoporosisLTC
Watch this video for tips: http://ow.ly/9xSd30r4h2A

Slouching puts a lot of force through the spine. Remind residents to sit tall throughout the day to keep good alignment and protect their spine from fracture...

08/07/2020
LTC Series - Personal Support Worker: Practicing Sit to Stands Daily

Hip fractures can lead to worse mobility and even death. Do sit to stands with residents before they leave the dining room to keep their legs strong and help prevent falls and fractures #oldnotweak

Watch to learn more! http://ow.ly/c6dw30r3fgN

Hip fractures can lead to worse mobility and even death. Do sit to stands with residents before they leave the dining room to keep their legs strong and help...

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes a fracture every 3 seconds. Learn about Romosozumab, the newest agent on the block, in th...
08/06/2020

Worldwide, osteoporosis causes a fracture every 3 seconds. Learn about Romosozumab, the newest agent on the block, in this review by Dr. Alexandra Kobza, PGY2 in Internal Medicine and the team at McMaster University!

Learn more: http://ow.ly/v5vB30r33kB #GERASJournalClub

Join our team - we are seeking a Communications Volunteer at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research in #HamOnt! Learn more:...
08/05/2020

Join our team - we are seeking a Communications Volunteer at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research in #HamOnt!

Learn more: https://gerascentre.ca/careers/

Study led by Dr. Kaasalainen finds that medication management differs based on level of #dementia: early stages characte...
08/04/2020

Study led by Dr. Kaasalainen finds that medication management differs based on level of #dementia: early stages characterized by independence, & late stages characterized by caregivers assuming responsibility for managing meds

Read more: http://ow.ly/TPfW30r2Ep8

#GERASJournalClub

Learn more about the world's first ‘smart’ hospital bed co-designed by GERAS & Ably Medical!https://lnkd.in/e7q2NNR
07/31/2020
Hamilton Health Sciences

Learn more about the world's first ‘smart’ hospital bed co-designed by GERAS & Ably Medical!

https://lnkd.in/e7q2NNR

Imagine a hospital bed that’s capable of machine learning and can monitor heart rate, breathing rates, weight and movement patterns. The world’s first “smart” hospital bed is being developed by Ably Medical in Norway with input from HHS staff.

07/30/2020
LTC Series - Personal Support Worker: Introduction

Hey PSWs working in long-term care – want to know what you can do to help prevent falls and fractures in long-term care?

Check out our video series for PSWs: http://ow.ly/ippH30r1Iux

#GERASOsteoporosisLTC #toofittofracture #falls #fractures #LTC #PSW

Personal Support Workers working in long-term care – want to know what you can do to help prevent falls and fractures in long-term care? Check out our video ...

Meta-analysis of randomized trials finds hip protectors decrease the risk of hip fractures in the elderly #hipfractures ...
07/28/2020

Meta-analysis of randomized trials finds hip protectors decrease the risk of hip fractures in the elderly #hipfractures @CIHR_IRSC @BoneJointCanada

Read more: http://ow.ly/ahkf30r1hZl #GERASJournalClub

Are you a person living with #dementia or a Care Partner/#Caregiver? We want to hear your experiences, challenges and id...
07/17/2020

Are you a person living with #dementia or a Care Partner/#Caregiver? We want to hear your experiences, challenges and ideas on making the Hamilton and Haldimand communities #DementiaFriendly!

📞1-888-343-1017 ext. 211 for more information

Join in a series of discussions about healthy aging & how to adopt healthy behaviours, presented by the Hamilton Council...
07/13/2020

Join in a series of discussions about healthy aging & how to adopt healthy behaviours, presented by the Hamilton Council on Aging (@HamOnt_Aging) & GERAS

Topic: "The Secret Ingredients of Aging: Tips for Nutrition"
📅 Thurs July 16
🕚 11-1145am

Register: https://events.hpl.ca/event/4418608

Are you a person living with dementia or a CarePartner/Caregiver? We want to hear your experiences, challenges and ideas...
06/23/2020

Are you a person living with dementia or a CarePartner/Caregiver? We want to hear your experiences, challenges and ideas on making the Hamilton and Haldimand communities #DementiaFriendly!

📞1-888-343-1017 ext. 211 for more information

Excellent Toronto Star #COVID19 rehab article this weekend. “It is very complicated #rehab no matter your age. It’s not ...
06/22/2020

Excellent Toronto Star #COVID19 rehab article this weekend. “It is very complicated #rehab no matter your age. It’s not just doctors. It’s not just PT or OT. Patients #recovering from COVID need everybody in the long road back to normal”

Full article: http://ow.ly/pCLf30qSlDm

Research shows #intergenerational interactions reduce #depression and #loneliness. Try daily phone calls with family or ...
04/07/2020

Research shows #intergenerational interactions reduce #depression and #loneliness. Try daily phone calls with family or friends to stay connected while at home

#GerasWellnessTips #COVID19 #ProtectTheVulnerable #HamOnt #TheSpec #BrighterWorld

New research shows increasing your #LifeSpace protects your #brain! Try connecting with nature by #BirdWatching or #Gard...
04/07/2020

New research shows increasing your #LifeSpace protects your #brain! Try connecting with nature by #BirdWatching or #Gardening staying safe at home House with garden

#GerasWellnessTips #COVID19 #ProtectTheVulnerable #HamOnt #TheSpec #BrighterWorld

The City of Hamilton's Virtual 'Seniors Without Walls' program has expanded! ✅Programs are FREE!✅multi-person phone conv...
04/06/2020

The City of Hamilton's Virtual 'Seniors Without Walls' program has expanded!

✅Programs are FREE!
✅multi-person phone conversations - any phone will do!
✅Call into the program or they can call you - your choice!

Register today 📞905-973-0891 #StayHome

Hamilton.ca/seniors

Help the older adults in your life stay connected and healthy at a distance with this resource compiled by the Hamilton ...
04/02/2020

Help the older adults in your life stay connected and healthy at a distance with this resource compiled by the Hamilton Council on Aging! http://ow.ly/OPl330quRo8

Happy Thanksgiving from the GERAS Centre!
10/14/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the GERAS Centre!

Learn how to apply the LTC Fracture Prevention guideline recommendations and the upcoming OFCP webinar with Drs. Papaioa...
08/23/2019

Learn how to apply the LTC Fracture Prevention guideline recommendations and the upcoming OFCP webinar with Drs. Papaioannou & Feldman on Sept 6! Register today: http://ow.ly/E4xZ30ppiyU

GERAS-YMCA team members celebrating a successful partnership expanding the  #GERASdance therapeutic mind- body program a...
08/02/2019

GERAS-YMCA team members celebrating a successful partnership expanding the #GERASdance therapeutic mind- body program across 12-sites at the
@ymcahbb @YMCAOakville @YMCANiagara

Have your Say into Hamilton's next Age Friendly Plan... Help us make Hamilton the 'best place to age successfully!' @Ham...
08/02/2019

Have your Say into Hamilton's next Age Friendly Plan... Help us make Hamilton the 'best place to age successfully!' @HamOnt_Aging
http://ow.ly/7Ofp30phdQ1 #HamOnt #Aging

Have you seen our video gallery? 📹 Watch these videos to learn how you can help prevent falls and fractures in long-term...
07/22/2019
gerascentre | Video Gallery

Have you seen our video gallery? 📹 Watch these videos to learn how you can help prevent falls and fractures in long-term care with exercise, nutrition, hip protectors, supplements and medications.

#osteoporosis

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Update in Geriatrics occurring on October 3rd-4th at the Royal Botanical Gar...
07/19/2019

Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Update in Geriatrics occurring on October 3rd-4th at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, ON! Register online today http://ow.ly/3Zjo30pahSP

Have you heard about the Fracture Risk Scale? It can help identify long-term care residents at high risk for fractures s...
07/19/2019
Fracture Risk Scale | GERAS Centre | Home

Have you heard about the Fracture Risk Scale? It can help identify long-term care residents at high risk for fractures so you can put strategies in place to prevent them!

#osteoporosis

The FRS-Fracture Risk Scale automatically identifies long-term care residents’ one year fracture risk. The FRS is embedded within the RAI-MDS (Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set) - 2.0 or LTCF versions.

“With FRS we can begin to anticipate risk before a fracture occurs and focus on treating those at high risk” - Dr. Sid F...
07/17/2019
Preventing fractures for an aging population - Hamilton Health Sciences

“With FRS we can begin to anticipate risk before a fracture occurs and focus on treating those at high risk” - Dr. Sid Feldman

Read the Hamilton Health Sciences Share article and learn more about the benefits of utilizing the Fracture Risk Scale:

Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. Therefore, the Fracture Risk Scale has successfully...

Are you concerned about you or a family member living in #LTC breaking a bone? Here are some suggestions for how you can...
07/05/2019

Are you concerned about you or a family member living in #LTC breaking a bone? Here are some suggestions for how you can prevent #fractures in LTC. Check out our website for more resources: https://www.gerascentre.ca/osteo-ltc-seniors-families

#GERASosteoporosisLTC

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