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Upstream Interventions for Downstream Results: How CARES model is improving quality of life for Canadian seniors

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June 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Did you know?

  • Nearly half of Canada’s healthcare budget is spent on seniors aged 65 and older as a result of the impact of chronic diseases and frailty on their health.
  • Frailty is a geriatric syndrome associated with poor quality of life and increased reliance on healthcare resources. Current healthcare services between primary care and community resources are reactive, hospital-centred and fragmented, which creates a barrier to prevention and care.
  • CARES – Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors – is a primary healthcare upstream intervention that aims to decrease the downstream impact of frailty. Using a phased approach, CARES combines regular assessments by primary care providers with wellness coaching from trained volunteers. The aim is to support seniors to age well and live a higher quality of life within their community for longer.

This interactive webinar from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) will introduce and explain the CARES approach, examine key results for the interprovincial CARES initiative and explore the potential and current plans for sustainability and spread.

Host: Kaye Phillips, Senior Director, CFHI

Learn more about the webinar and register here!



June 13, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
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Agnes Black

Director, Health Services & Clinical Research and Knowledge Translation – Providence Health Care

Agnes Black

It’s really hard to make changes in health care. When a PVN patient partner says, ‘This is important to us’ it keeps us grounded on why a change is needed and keeps us motivated to keep going on projects.