Current Projects:

Seniors-Adding Life To Years (SALTY)

Staffing Approaches for Continuing Care in Nova Scotia

Home Care Pathways

Older Workers: Exploring and Addressing the Myths



Seniors-Adding Life To Years (SALTY)

Principal/Lead Investigator Janice Keefe (Mount Saint Vincent University)
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Dr. Janice Keefe (MSVU), Scientific Lead; Dr. Carole Estabrooks, Co-Scientific Lead, University of Alberta; Dr. Leah MacDonald, Clinical Lead, Vancouver Island Health Authority; Heather Cook, Office of the Seniors Advocate, BC; Heather Fifield, Lead Patient/Family Representative, Bridgewater.

Investigators, clinicians, knowledge users (in alphabetical order):

Melissa Andrew, Dalhousie University
Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University
Pat Armstrong, York University
Katie Aubrecht, Mount Saint Vincent University
Sandra Bauld, Halifax, NS
Whitney Berta, University of Toronto
Naomi Black, Halifax, NS
Ivy Bourgeault, University of Ottawa
Susan Braedley, Carleton University
Fred Burge, Dalhousie University
Jackie Choiniere, York University
Denise Cloutier University of Victoria
Heather Cook, Office of the Seniors Advocate, BC
Greta Cummings, University of Alberta
Tamara Daly, York University
Carole Estabrooks, Co-Scientific Lead
Heather Fifield, Bridgewater
Elizabeth Findlay, Fraser Health Authority
Faye Forbes, Halifax, NS
Carmen Grabusic, Alberta Health
Andrea Gruneir, University of Alberta
Matthias Hoben, University of Alberta
Jayme Hunter, Fraser Health Authority
Trevor Janz, Interior Health Authority
Vicki Kennedy, Interior Health Authority
Jennifer Kirby, Halifax, NS
Mary Kjorven, Interior Health Authority
Janice Keefe (MSVU), Scientific Lead
Ruby Knowles, Nova Scotia Health and Wellness
Cameron Lynam, Fraser Health Authority
Leah MacDonald, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Jim Mann, Vancouver, NS
Emily Marshall, Dalhousie University
Margaret McGregor, University of British Columbia
Judy Nicol, Interior Health Authority
Kim Norman, Fraser Health Authority
Peter Norton, University of Calgary
Brian Pollard, Ontario Ministry of Health LTC
Jeff Poss, University of Waterloo
Della Roberts, Vancouver Island Health Authority
Rick Sawatzky, Trinity Western University
Corinne Schalm, Alberta Health
James Silvius, Alberta Health Services
Kelli Stajduhar, University of Victoria
Susan Stevens,Nova Scotia Health Authority
Deanne Taylor, Interior Health Authority
Gary Teare, Health Quality Council, SK

Funder Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Time Period April 2016-March 2021

Description SALTY is a 4 year project which aims to add quality of life to late life for people living in residential long term care and for their caregivers, including family, friends, and volunteers who support their care. SALTY’s research is organized into four interrelated streams: Monitor Care Practice, Map Promising Approaches to Care Relationships, Evaluative Innovative Practice, and Examine Policy Context and the study will employ diverse and multiple methods to achieve its objectives. The SALTY team includes established and emerging researchers, decision makers, clinicians, and representatives for staff, volunteers, family, and residents. The study is being conducted in four Canadian provinces – British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia – and its results will have relevance for other jurisdictions.
Role of NSCA Organizing/lead institution for the project



Website: http://www.saltyltc.ca/
Contact Person Paula Richardson Paula.richardson@msvu.ca

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Older Workers: Exploring and Addressing the Myths

Project Lead Pamela Fancey
Project Team Lucy Knight, Janice Keefe, Safura Syed
Funder Employment and Social Development Canada
Time Period September 2019 – March 2021
Description This project involves research on myths about older workers and identification of strategies and initiatives to address them.
Role of NSCA Project activities to include search of academic and grey literature and synthesis of results.
Website: no specific webpage
Contact Person Pamela.fancey@msvu.ca




Staffing Approaches for Continuing Care in Nova Scotia

Principal/Lead Pamela Fancey
Project Team Lucy Knight, Janice Keefe, Marco Redden, Rowen McKenzie
Funder NS Department of Health and Wellness
Time Period April 2019-March 2020 – extended
Description Research on staffing models for long term care and home care in Nova Scotia to understand factors that influence staffing approaches and to assess staffing delivery mix.
Role of NSCA Project activities to include literature searches, jurisdictional scans and interviews with key informants. Synthesize results.

Website: Website: no project specific webpage
Contact Person pamela.fancey@msvu.ca


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How Approaches to Care Shape the Pathways of Older Adult Home Care Clients

Principal/Lead Investigator Janice Keefe (Mount Saint Vincent University), Susan Stevens (Nova Scotia Health Authority), Michelle Lobchuk (University of Manitoba)

Research Team Laura Funk (University of Manitoba), Marilyn Macdonald (Dalhousie University), Martha MacDonald (Saint Mary’s University), Grace Warner (Dalhousie University), Lori Mitchell (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority), Julie Donaldson (Manitoba Caregiver Coalition), Kathryn Graves (Northwoodcare), Vicki Elliott-Lopez (NS Department of Health & Wellness); Project partners and collaborators: Canadian Home Care Association, Caregivers Nova Scotia, Health Canada
Funder Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Time Period April 2018-March 2022
Description

This multi-site project will generate evidence to understand how approaches to care shape the pathways of older adult home care clients with chronic and long term conditions through the home care system. Project activities to include retrospective analysis of home care client assessment data, interviews with members of care constellations (clients, caregivers, workers, health care practitioners), and review of key policy documents.

Role of NSCA Organizing/lead institution for the project
Website: www.homecarepathways.ca
Contact Person lucy.knight@msvu.ca

 

 



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