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  • Grief (Actual/Anticipated): Care Instructions

    Government of Alberta

    The loss of a loved one can affect you differently based on who has been lost. If you lose a partner, you may be struggling to balance dealing with your grief and other responsibilities. If you lose a child you may feel a loss of identity. If a child loses a parent, he or she may not know how to grieve. Read this resource to learn more.

  • Navigating Adult Protective Services in Virginia

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Elder abuse happens when an act is committed that harms, distresses or endangers an older adult. Elder abuse may also involve failing to care for an older adult. There are many forms of elder abuse and many signs that abuse is occuring. Read this resource to learn more about organizations that offer abuse prevention and support in Virginia.

  • The Role of Health Informatics and Technology in Improving Older Adults’ Health

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    The older population in the USA is increasing rapidly. Some challenges to caring for this population include inadequate healthcare coverage and a lack of health professionals specialising in elderly care. Health technology and medical devices can be used to decrease the pressure on the geriatric healthcare workers. Read this resource to learn more.

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NEW E-Learning Content

Hamilton, ON - April 23, 2021

Like your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and rate of breathing, walking speed may be an important new vital sign.

Learn more about what walking speed is, how it changes as we age, how to measure it, and what steps you can take to increase it to improve your mobility and overall health with our new 15-minute interactive lesson.

Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.

Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.

NEW COVID-19 Related Content

Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020

We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.

 

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