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Home Care Pathways Project

iStock_000026355963LargeUnderstanding clients’ journeys through provincial home care systems is critical to providing good quality care. “How approaches to care shape the pathways of older adult home care clients” (or "Home Care Pathways") is an interdisciplinary research project being conducted in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. The goal is to understand how approaches to care shape client pathways of older adult home care clients with chronic and long term conditions through the home care systems in the two provinces.

iStock_000017050592Large cropThe interdisciplinary team includes researchers from Nova Scotia and Manitoba and sector representatives at the provincial and national level. The project uses a mixed method approach which includes analysis of home care client data, case studies, and policy analysis. 

The project is funded through a Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2018 through to 2022.

 Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

What’s New:

The Home Care Pathways team held a successful full team meeting at the end of September in Halifax. The meeting provided an opportunity for nearly 20 members to meet face-to-face, to collaborate and strategize on the work needed to accomplish project objectives and deliverables.

The Data Stream obtained ethics approval to begin its retrospective analysis of home care client data in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

DSC_1274DSC_1278 Full team meeting in progress.

DSC_1280 Policy Stream overview presentation by Dr. Martha MacDonald.



DSC_1300 Full team - L to R, back row: Susan Stevens, Nick Monaghan, Susan Shanks, Rebecca Visser
L to R, middle row, second from back: Lori Mitchell, Kaitlyn Obedzinski, Glenda Keenan, Greta Davis, Martha MacDonald
L to R, middle row, second from front: Lucy Knight, Kathryn Graves, Marilyn Macdonald, Michelle Lobchuk
Front: Julie Donaldson, Laura Funk, MJ MacDonald, Janice Keefe
Missing from photo: Heather Armstrong, Barb Baker, Beverley Brown-Sweeting, Angus Campbell, Maureen Henson, Scott Lewin, Grace Warner