GERAS Centre

GERAS Centre Solutions for today, innovation for tomorrow. Enabling people to age with dignity and independence. The GERAS Centre for Aging Research is part of Hamilton Health sciences and affiliated with McMaster University.

Our mission is to make life better for older adults by bringing the best research to the frontlines of care as quickly as possible. Our primary research focus is to lead in research and innovation in the Geriatric 5Ms: mind, mobility, medications, multi-complexity by building a framework of what matters most for older adults. We are leaders in research, innovation and learning for the benefit of o

Our mission is to make life better for older adults by bringing the best research to the frontlines of care as quickly as possible. Our primary research focus is to lead in research and innovation in the Geriatric 5Ms: mind, mobility, medications, multi-complexity by building a framework of what matters most for older adults. We are leaders in research, innovation and learning for the benefit of o

New McMaster University publication 📗 highlights feasibility & utility of predicting multimorbidity status using #Machin...
10/07/2021

New McMaster University publication 📗 highlights feasibility & utility of predicting multimorbidity status using #MachineLearning, resulting in early detection of patients at risk of mortality & re-admission. This can support proactive triage & resource allocation #GERASjournalclub

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104597

New McMaster University publication 📗 highlights feasibility & utility of predicting multimorbidity status using #MachineLearning, resulting in early detection of patients at risk of mortality & re-admission. This can support proactive triage & resource allocation #GERASjournalclub

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2021.104597

Check out GERAS Centre #PHD student, Ahreum Lee's poster presentation at the The American Society for Bone and Mineral R...
09/27/2021

Check out GERAS Centre #PHD student, Ahreum Lee's poster presentation at the The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2021 annual meeting!

Results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) were used to study #cognition, #frailty, #falls and self-reported incident #fractures.

Check out GERAS Centre #PHD student, Ahreum Lee's poster presentation at the The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2021 annual meeting!

Results from the Canadian Longitudinal study on Aging (CLSA) were used to study #cognition, #frailty, #falls and self-reported incident #fractures.

👏 New #openaccess Publication from GERAS Centre Knowing the barriers and facilitators for #FracturePrevention in #LTC is...
09/14/2021

👏 New #openaccess Publication from GERAS Centre
Knowing the barriers and facilitators for #FracturePrevention in #LTC is key! #GERASjournalclub

Learn more about leveraging enabling factors to prevent #fractures: https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-021-02388-3

👏 New #openaccess Publication from GERAS Centre
Knowing the barriers and facilitators for #FracturePrevention in #LTC is key! #GERASjournalclub

Learn more about leveraging enabling factors to prevent #fractures: https://bmcgeriatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12877-021-02388-3

Welcome to McMaster University, Dr. Justin Lee, as an Assistant Professor (Special), Division of Geriatric Medicine at t...
09/13/2021

Welcome to McMaster University, Dr. Justin Lee, as an Assistant Professor (Special), Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Department of Medicine! #geriatrics

Welcome to McMaster University, Dr. Justin Lee, as an Assistant Professor (Special), Division of Geriatric Medicine at the Department of Medicine! #geriatrics

Mark your calendars for Nov. 17, 2021! You don’t want to miss this Update in #Geriatrics #Virtual Conference. #macgeriup...
09/08/2021

Mark your calendars for Nov. 17, 2021! You don’t want to miss this Update in #Geriatrics #Virtual Conference. #macgeriupdate2021

Link: http://updateingeriatrics.ca

Mark your calendars for Nov. 17, 2021! You don’t want to miss this Update in #Geriatrics #Virtual Conference. #macgeriupdate2021

Link: http://updateingeriatrics.ca

The GERAS Fit-Frailty App provides a comprehensive assessment of #frailty! Learn more about research led by Dr. Courtney...
08/27/2021

The GERAS Fit-Frailty App provides a comprehensive assessment of #frailty! Learn more about research led by Dr. Courtney Kennedy & Dr. Sarah Park in the latest report from the @MacDeptMed: https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/medicine/engagement/annual-reports

#AgingReimagined #BrighterWorld #Solutions4Today

The GERAS Fit-Frailty App provides a comprehensive assessment of #frailty! Learn more about research led by Dr. Courtney Kennedy & Dr. Sarah Park in the latest report from the @MacDeptMed: https://healthsci.mcmaster.ca/medicine/engagement/annual-reports

#AgingReimagined #BrighterWorld #Solutions4Today

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

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