2017 Recipient of The Global Ageing Network for Excellence in Applied Research Award

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NSCA Summer Newsletter 2022

WHAT’S HAPPENING!

NOVA SCOTIA CENTRE ON AGING CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF ADVANCING AGING RESEARCH AND ENHANCING LIVES OF OLDER ADULTS

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY LAUNCHED FOR SPA 2023: We are pleased to be hosting the CIHR Institute of Aging Summer Program in Aging (SPA), June 4-9 in Nova Scotia. The program theme for SPA 2023 is Longer-living older adults: Multidisciplinary approaches to a growing area of research on aging. All trainees interested can apply through the Funding Opportunity on ResearchNet.

 


NSCA LAUNCHES WORK ON FAMILY/FRIEND CAREGIVING IN NS:
We are pleased to be working with Caregivers Nova Scotia on a A Strategic Review of Family/Friend Caregiving in NS. The project involves a jurisdiction and literature review and opportunities for family/friend caregivers and people who work with caregivers to have their voice heard. Through the consultation component of the work we want to understand the current realities – both good and bad – of family/friend caregivers to identify how to better support for these individuals. For more information go to nscaregivingproject.ca or contact CaregivingProject@msvu.ca or call 1-877-302-4440.

INVITATION FOR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS: Community Links NS and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging are inviting photo submissions of older adults who are living vibrant, active lives in communities across Nova Scotia. For more information on guidelines and how to submit, visit: https://www.msvu.ca/research-at-the-mount/centres-and-institutes/nova-scotia-centre-on-aging/projects/current-projects/a-new-lens-on-older-nova-scotians/


PRACTICE BRIEFS AND WEBINAR RELEASED WITH RESULTS ON FAMILY VISITATION IN LONG TERM CARE DURING COVID:
A number of briefs are available with suggested actions and strategies to help care homes with implementing family visitation policies:
Family Visitation in Long-Term Care During COVID-19-Communication is key

Family Visitation in Long-Term Care During COVID-19-Impact on Residents, Family and Staff

Family Visitation in Long-Term Care During COVID-19-Actions to Take From Staff Perspective

Family Visitation in Long-Term Care During COVID-19 Actions to Take from Family Perspective

Watch webinar in which Dr. Janice Keefe and Cheryl Deveaux, CEO/Administrator share results from the study to long term care leaders in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e-tx3p358Q

DR. KEEFE’S HEALTHCARE EXCELLENCE CANADA PRESENTATION AVAILABLE: In this webinar, Family Visitation in Long-Term Care During COVID-19 | Reframing Research into Practical Strategies to Improve Practice, Janice Keefe, and Roberta Bishop, Operations Manager at the Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg, and Family Advisor, shared their research findings and practice briefs with suggested actions and strategies to help care homes with implementing family visitation policies. Click here to view the webinar.

TWO BRIEFS RELEASED AS PART OF SALTY’S KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION SERIES: Two briefs with a focus on staff in long-term care and volunteers in long-term care have been released as part of the Seniors Adding Life to Years – (SALTY) Knowledge Translation Series:
The Role of Volunteers in Enhancing Resident Quality of Life in Long-Term Care: Analyzing Policies that May Enable or Limit this Role and Long-Term Residential Care Policy Guidance for Staff to Support Resident Quality of Life.

KEY FINDINGS OF EVALUATION OF MENTAL HEALTH IN LTC PROJECT SHARED AT NHNSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: On June 23, NSCA Staff will be sharing findings from their evaluation of the Leaning into the Hard program aimed at supporting the mental health of staff in long term care. To learn more about the evaluation please go to the webpage

RECRUITING FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: The project, How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Clients, researches how policy, practice and decision-making shape a client’s journey through the home care system. The NSCA is recruiting for a Postdoctoral position for this project. For more information go to HC Pathways-PDF Recrtmnt_25Jan2022

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN DATA ANALYTICS: MSVU is one of several partners of the CAnD3 initiative, an innovative training program in Population Analytics in an Aging Society to equip the next generation of academic and applied population researchers with the knowledge, skills, and networks to support data-driven decision-making in aging societies. Contact nsca@msvu.ca for more information on training opportunities and possible funding through our site. For more information on the CAnD3 initiative go to https://www.mcgill.ca/cand3/

HOME CARE PATHWAYS TEAM SHARING RESULTS: Several members of the Pathways team will be sharing study results at the upcoming Canadian Association of Gerontology conference in Regina. Stay up to date at www.homecarepathways.ca

SALTY PROJECT: The SALTY Project has ended but stay up to date with news about manuscripts and other project summaries being released. Go to www.saltyltc.ca