Conferences and Education

Advancing Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery for Older Canadians: LTC & Community Settings

January 26, 2021
Advancing Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery for Older Canadians: LTC & Community Settings

Speaker: Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF

Co-Chair and Director of Health Policy Research, National Institute on Ageing

Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health and the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

Format: The webinar is a 45 minute presentation followed by Q&A

The COVID-19 pandemic had its greatest impact on older Canadians and globally accounting for 95% of Canada’s deaths. The challenges experienced by older Canadians during major emergency events such as floods, fires, pandemics, has demonstrated the need for improvements in preparedness planning targeting one of the most vulnerable groups in our society.

Dr. Sinha, author of the report, Closing the Gaps: Advancing Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults will provide an overview of its 29 evidence-based recommendations of this National Institute for Ageing and Canadian Red Cross report issued last month highlighting evidence-based interventions to facilitate better outcomes for older adults in Long-Term Care and community settings for older Canadians living at home.  The report draws on evidence-based principles in emergency preparedness as well as key learnings from the current pandemic response.

Learning Objectives:
  1. What has COVID-19 taught us about what we are doing well and not doing well in emergency planning and responses for older adults? What is the data telling us?
  2. What are the outcomes of care during COVID-19 and in other large scale emergencies telling us about the types of care we are providing for older adults and what are the strategies for improving care?
  3. Informed by COVID-19 outcomes and evidence-based learnings in emergency preparedness and response, how can long-term care homes, residential care environments and community settings in which older persons live be improved to best support residents, staff and families?

Price: $65 (including gst & fees)

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Live Virtual , Abbotsford, BC