Seniors-Adding Life To Years (SALTY)
Staffing Approaches for Continuing Care in Nova Scotia
Home Care Pathways
Older Workers: Exploring and Addressing the Myths
|Principal/Lead Investigator||Janice Keefe (Mount Saint Vincent University)|
|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
|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
|Contact Person||Paula Richardson Paula.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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|
|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|
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|