Research

The Seniors Care Network continues to lead the following applied research projects:

Developing a Competency Framework for Dementia Care – a project to develop core behavioural statements to guide supportive relationships and care for people living with dementia. [K.Kay] Research Collaborators: University of Western Ontario, Ontario Shores, McCormack Homes.


Exploring The Qualitative Shadowing Method Through Humanist, Critical Ethnography: The Role Of The Geriatric Emergency Management Nurse – a project to identify the role of the GEM nurse in hospital organizations [S. Hawkins]. Research Collaborators: University of Waterloo, UOIT


Collaborative Development Of A Core Set Of Patient Experience Measurement Items For Specialized Geriatric Services In Ontario – a project to develop common set of core survey items for measuring the patient experience in SGS [R. Schwartz]. Research Collaborators: RGP of Eastern Ontario, Northeast Regional Geriatric Centre.


Collaborative Development Of A Core Set Of Caregiver Experience Measurement Items For Specialized Geriatric Services In Ontario – a project to develop common set of core survey items for measuring the patient experience in SGS [R. Schwartz]. Research Collaborators: RGP of Eastern Ontario, Northeast Regional Geriatric Centre and RGP of Southeastern Ontario.


Comparison of Publically Funded Dementia Assessment and Care Services in the Central East LHIN (Canadian Consortium on Neuro-degeneration and Aging (CCNA) ROSA-LHIN Extension Study) – study designed as an extension to the study “Assessing care models implemented in primary health care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders” (Bergman & Vedel), part of the portfolio of research underway through the CCNA, ROSA Team. The ROSA-LHIN Extension Study is evaluating the three different models of memory services in the Central East LHIN: primary care, mental-health/psychiatry, and SGS (i.e. GAIN). The Principal Investigator is Dr. Jenny Ingram. [S. Hawkins, K. Kay, R. Schwartz]. Research Collaborators: McGill University, McMaster University.


Understanding And Responding To The Discourse Of Frailty And Its Impact On Health Service Design For Older People – a doctoral thesis study that uses institutional ethnography to explore how the priorities expressed in government policy related to aging at home may be thwarted by existing health service designs. [K. Kay]. Research Collaborators: University of Toronto.