• 11 August 2021

    Harnessing the potential of technology to strengthen the long-term care sector (part 1)

    The COVID-19 pandemic has affected those in long-term care homes in Canada more than others. With governments moving to address many of the concerns that have received attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a unique opportunity to examine the potential of technology to strengthen long-term care homes. This blog post is the first in a series which examine evidence and experiences related to the role of technology in long-term care homes in Canada.
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  • 30 June 2021

    Aging in your smart home while preserving your privacy

    More and more smart technologies are making their way into our homes. While smart technologies appear promising to support aging at home, can it maintain our privacy?
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  • 5 May 2021

    Sharing your home to remain there as you grow older

    Home sharing is an innovative approach to housing, which allows older adults to continue living in their homes, while obtaining additional income, companionship and support. But what can research tell us about the experiences of older adults and what do they get from sharing their home?
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  • 21 April 2021

    Case management to help end homelessness

    Supporting people who are homeless or who are precariously housed remains a complex issue, even more so in the context of a pandemic. Various support strategies could be put in place, including the use of case managers.
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  • 18 November 2020

    Leave my house… but to go where?

    As the level of autonomy and needs evolve, it may become more challenging to meet the care needs of older adults at home. If you think you might have to explore other housing arrangements, but are still active and independent, what are your options?
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  • 22 April 2020

    Making informed housing decisions during a pandemic

    In recent weeks, we have seen several retirement homes and long-term care facilities being overrun by COVID-19 outbreaks. This situation can raise a lot of concerns and questions among older adults, their families and their caregivers regarding the most appropriate and safe place to live during the pandemic. How could we support them in making these complex decisions?
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  • 12 February 2020

    Create your community: Co-housing projects to support healthy aging

    “Co-housing” is a housing option for older adults aimed at helping them maintain their independence, ensure their security, and maintain an active social and community life. Learn more about co-housing to know if this model resonates with your values and can meet your needs.
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  • 4 December 2019

    Managed alcohol programs: Helping chronic alcoholics with regular doses of alcohol

    The harmful use of alcohol resulted in approximately three million deaths worldwide in 2016. Managed alcohol programs are a promising harm-reduction approach for people living with severe alcohol dependence who often experience homelessness or housing instability.
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  • 9 October 2018

    A safe place: Fostering older adults’ sense of security

    Fear of crime is associated with negative effects on health and well-being, regardless of age. This fear can be amplified among older adults who are vulnerable, frail, socially isolated, and who no longer benefit from the same family and community support. Discover what the research tells us about strategies to reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime in your community.
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  • 28 August 2018

    A socially acceptable gentrification: is it possible?

    Gentrification can exacerbate health problems among vulnerable groups, such as older adults, by limiting their access to needed services, affecting their social networks, and increasing their level of stress. Is it possible to control the negative impacts of gentrification and make it socially acceptable?
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  • 17 July 2018

    Gentrification: When neighbourhoods change, lives change

    Sometimes central and disadvantaged neighbourhoods experience major changes, referred to as gentrification. Neighbourhood gentrification can have a significant impact on older adults who often have low and fixed incomes.
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  • 23 May 2018

    Adapting your home to age in place

    Home modifications make it possible for older adults to stay at home for as long as possible, in a secure and autonomous way.
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  • 12 February 2018

    More connected than ever!

    'Ambient intelligence' technologies and social networks are promising ways to foster interactions and prevent some aging-related problems.
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  • 15 January 2018

    Delivering home-care services: empathy and respect needed

    The aging population is expected to generate growing demands for high-quality home-care services. There is a need for flexible policies, procedures and guidelines on the delivery of home-care services to allow older adults to have a say about their needs and how to meet them
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