Time: 1 pm EDT – 2:00 pm EDT (Toronto)
The presentation is followed by Q&A
Cost: $65 (including taxes)
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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 focusing on improving 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 our current pandemic response.
- Design considerations for emergency planning.
- What 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?
- 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?
- 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?