Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Aging, Community and Health Research Unit Aging, Community and Health Research Unit The aim of this research program is to promote optimal aging at home for older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and to support their family caregivers.
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To this end, the program will design, evaluate and translate new and innovative inter-professional community-based interventions to improve access to health care, health-related quality of life, and health outcomes in this population, while reducing costs.

Pleased to have our Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults – Canada featured in a s...
09/24/2020
Program provides relevant supports for older adults with diabetes - Diabetes Action Canada - SPOR Network

Pleased to have our Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults – Canada featured in a story on
Diabetes Action Canada website https://diabetesaction.ca/program-provides-relevant-supports-for-older-adults-with-diabetes/

By Krista Lamb For older Canadians, diabetes is often one of multiple conditions they are trying to manage—all while encountering barriers that are specific to their age. This is why a research team at Diabetes Action Canada is dedicated to working together with older adults with multiple chronic ...

Check out McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) webinar Active older bodies: Benefits and Stumbling Blocks, Se...
09/03/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: MIRA Webinar Series: One topic, two disciplines. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Check out McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) webinar Active older bodies: Benefits and Stumbling Blocks, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.
Register here: http://bit.ly/MIRAwebinar

MIRA is pairing two scientists from different disciplines to cover one topic related to aging research. In our next webinar, Dr. Stuart Phillips, Kinesiology, and Dr. Meridith Griffin and her PhD student, Kelsey Harvey, of Health, Aging and Society, will be discussing "Active older bodies: Benefits....

New Publication: Study protocol for a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with multiple chr...
07/13/2020
Study protocol for a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depressive symptoms: a pragmatic effectiveness-implementation trial

New Publication: Study protocol for a hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depressive symptoms https://rdcu.be/b5AuI

Older adults (> 65 years) with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and depressive symptoms experience frequent transitions between hospital and home. Care transitions for this population are often poorly coordinated and fragmented, resulting in increased readmission rates, adverse medical events,...

Tomorrow Rebecca Ganann & caregiver research partner Ron Beleno discuss Engaging Patient & Public Research Partners in t...
07/07/2020
Diabetes Action Canada Presents...2020 Virtual Workshop - Diabetes Action Canada - SPOR Network

Tomorrow Rebecca Ganann & caregiver research partner Ron Beleno discuss Engaging Patient & Public Research Partners in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults, as Diabetes Action Canada launches it’s first of a series of webinars for their 2020 free virtual workshop https://diabetesaction.ca/diabetes-action-canada-presents-2020-virtual-workshop/

This is a friendly reminder that on Wednesday July 8th at 10AM Diabetes Action Canada is holding it’s first of a series of webinars as part our 2020 virtual workshop. We are excited to hear about some important progress in patient engagement as we discuss the following research projects: Strengthe...

Our trainee Carly Whitmore will be sharing her experience as a graduate student using CLSA data & the opportunities that...
06/18/2020

Our trainee Carly Whitmore will be sharing her experience as a graduate student using CLSA data & the opportunities that this presents

Between 2010-15, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) recruited more than 50,000 participants aged 45 to 85 and collected data on physical, psychological, social and biological aspects of aging. Now in its second follow-up, the CLSA has established itself as one of the most comprehensive platforms for research on health and aging in the world, with nearly 300 research projects underway. How can researchers connect with the CLSA to contribute, collaborate or advance their own programs of research? What opportunities exist for trainees? In this webinar, four panelists will share their personal insights and experiences with the CLSA, showcasing opportunities to engage with Canada’s largest platform for research on aging.

For more info and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/clsawebinars
Cc: McGill University Dalhousie University, University of Calgary, McMaster University School of Nursing

Don’t miss our McMaster Health Forum Top Ten Insights webinars on how to improve hospital-to-home transitions for older ...
06/01/2020
Top Ten insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions: Part 1 - older adults with complex health and social needs

Don’t miss our McMaster Health Forum Top Ten Insights webinars on how to improve hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with complex health and social needs.
June 9, 12 p.m. Part 1 - Older Adults with Complex Health and Social Needs
https://www.mcmasterforum.org/learn-how/public-events/event-item/top-ten-insights-into-improving-hospital-to-home-transitions-part-1---older-adults-with-complex-health-and-social-needs

Register now for our June 9 webinar.

NEW PUBLICATION: An integrated hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with stroke and multimor...
04/28/2020
An integrated hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with stroke and multimorbidity: A feasibility study - Maureen Markle-Reid, Ruta Valaitis, Amy Bartholomew, Kathryn Fisher, Rebecca Fleck, Jenny Ploeg, Jennifer...

NEW PUBLICATION: An integrated hospital-to-home transitional care intervention for older adults with stroke and multimorbidity: A feasibility study

Background: Stroke is the leading cause of death and adult disability in Canada. Eighty percent of older adults (≥65 years) who have suffered a stroke will retu...

From our colleagues at the McMaster Health Forum a new guide COVID-END to help coordinate and reduce duplication in the ...
04/24/2020
Our guide to COVID-19 evidence sources

From our colleagues at the McMaster Health Forum a new guide COVID-END to help coordinate and reduce duplication in the evidence-synthesis, technology assessment and guideline-development communities
https://www.mcmasterforum.org/networks/covidend/lets-collaborate/our-guide-to-covid-19-evidence-sources

To help health- and social-system leaders as they respond to unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams from the McMaster Health Forum and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – as part of their contribution to RISE – and the Africa Centre for Evidence have compiled a list of...

Register for this McMaster Health Forum webinar March 25 with Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann on ...
03/13/2020
Improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with complex health and social needs | Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Register for this McMaster Health Forum webinar March 25 with Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann on insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with complex health & social needs
https://achru.mcmaster.ca/news/improving-hospital-home-transitions-older-adults-complex-health-and-social-needs

Mark your calendar for this McMaster Health Forum Top Ten insights webinar with our researchers. Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney, and Rebecca Ganann will join François-Pierre Gauvin to share on insights from a recent Citizen Panel and our randomized controlled trial, as well as evidence from th...

Mark your calendar for this McMaster Health Forum March 25 webinar with Maureen Markle-Reid,  Carrie McAiney and Rebecca...
03/10/2020
Top Ten insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with complex health and social needs

Mark your calendar for this McMaster Health Forum March 25 webinar with Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann

Drawing on insights from a recent Citizen Panel and a randomized controlled trial on this topic, as well as evidence from the citizen brief, François-Pierre Gauvin, Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann will share insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adult...

NEW PUBLICATION: An evaluation study of caregiver perceptions of Ontario's Health Links program https://journals.plos.or...
03/02/2020
An evaluation study of caregiver perceptions of the Ontario’s Health Links program

NEW PUBLICATION: An evaluation study of caregiver perceptions of Ontario's Health Links program https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0229579

Introduction In 2012, the Ontario government launched Health Links (HL), which was designed to integrate care for patients with multimorbidity and complex needs who are high users of health services. This study evaluated perceptions of family and friend caregivers of patients enrolled in the HL prog...

The event marked the official start of ongoing partnerships over the next three years to collaboratively design and test...
02/20/2020
EMBOLDEN team launches its first co-design event in Hamilton

The event marked the official start of ongoing partnerships over the next three years to collaboratively design and test novel approaches to improving the lives of aging Hamiltonians

February 11, 2020 – On December 9, 2019, the EMBOLDEN team held their Strategic Guiding Council launch event, effectively initiating the co-design portion of their research. Building on existing best practices and local evidence, researchers, together with local older adults and community service ...

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is highlighted as one of McMaster University School of Nursing's researchers for #HeartMonth. Sh...
02/11/2020
Heart Month 2020

Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is highlighted as one of McMaster University School of Nursing's researchers for #HeartMonth. She is evaluating a hospital-to-home intervention to improve the quality & experience for #olderadults with #stroke & #multiplechronicconditions

Heart disease is one of the leading killers of Canadians. At McMaster’s School of Nursing, researchers are searching for better ways to treat and prevent this condition. 

Don't Miss this McMaster Health Forum webinar March 25 @ noon: Top Ten insights into improving hospital-to-home transiti...
01/21/2020
Top Ten insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adults with complex health and social needs

Don't Miss this McMaster Health Forum webinar March 25 @ noon: Top Ten insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions with François-Pierre Gauvin, Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann

Drawing on insights from a recent Citizen Panel and a randomized controlled trial on this topic, as well as evidence from the citizen brief, François-Pierre Gauvin, Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney and Rebecca Ganann will share insights into improving hospital-to-home transitions for older adult...

We’re aiming to improve diabetes self-management & the quality of care for older Canadians with diabetes & multiple chro...
11/14/2019
ACHRU Community Partnership Program for Diabetes Self-Management for Older Adults – Canada | Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

We’re aiming to improve diabetes self-management & the quality of care for older Canadians with diabetes & multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Learn more about our innovative community-based model for diabetes care #DiabetesAwarenessMonth #WorldDiabetesDay
https://achru.mcmaster.ca/research-studies/achru-community-partnership-program-diabetes-self-management-older-adults-%E2%80%93-canada

This program of research builds on our previous work to refine the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) Community Partnership Program (ACHRU CPP) for a multi-site randomized controlled trial, to further evaluate its feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes. This new and innovative commu...

In our latest video our researchers explain how patients, caregivers and the public are making research more effective b...
10/18/2019
New Video: Patient, Caregiver and Public Engagement in Research | Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

In our latest video our researchers explain how patients, caregivers and the public are making research more effective by engaging in research at the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit.
https://achru.mcmaster.ca/news/new-video-patient-caregiver-and-public-engagement-research

In our latest video our researchers explain how patients, caregivers and the public are making research more effective by engaging in research at the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit.

Congrats to Marie-Lee Yous on receiving the Julie Hall Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing at the 2019 Registered Nurse...
05/02/2019
ACHRU Trainee Marie-Lee Yous Receives RNFOO Award | Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Congrats to Marie-Lee Yous on receiving the Julie Hall Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing at the 2019 Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) gala in Toronto. https://achru.mcmaster.ca/news/achru-trainee-marie-lee-yous-receives-rnfoo-award

Yous, who is a PhD Nursing student at McMaster University and an ACHRU trainee, was presented with the Julie Hall Scholarship for Neuroscience Nursing last night at the 22nd Annual RNFOO Gala in Toronto.

Mark your calendars for this webinar 1 week from today with our Dr. Ploeg
04/18/2019

Mark your calendars for this webinar 1 week from today with our Dr. Ploeg

CAG Webinar Series: Lessons Learned in Research Mentorship in Aging: Perspectives of a Mentor and Trainee, with Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Esther Coker -- register now: https://mailchi.mp/71c51e4d4a76/april2019#engjpweb

Have you seen all of our latest publications? Find them here https://achru.mcmaster.ca/news/catch-our-publications
04/04/2019
Catch Up On Our Publications | Aging, Community and Health Research Unit

Have you seen all of our latest publications? Find them here https://achru.mcmaster.ca/news/catch-our-publications

Experiences of community-dwelling older adults living with multiple chronic conditions: A qualitative study by Jenny Ploeg, Marta Canesi, Kimberly Fraser, Carrie McAiney, Sharon Kaasalainen, Maureen Markle-Reid, Sinead Dufour, Lisa Garland Baird, Tracey Chambers. (BMJ Open) The aim of the study was...

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