Biennial Global Ageing Conference



Posters will be presented and displayed in the Exhibit Hall booth #103 located in Pre-Conference A. Poster presentations will take place on September 18 and 19, during lunch, as per the schedule below. Presenting authors are expected to be at booth # 103 during the specified presentation time to facilitate discussion and answer questions. Poster presentations will be 15 minutes in length and take place consecutively.

**Posters will be rotating on the poster screen during regular conference hours when poster presentations are not taking place.


Poster Presentations

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
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POSTER #1 - Mercy Health's Residential Aged Care Quality System Framework

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Presenter: Susan Blackbourn, Director Quality and Safety Residential Aged Care, Mercy Health, Australia.

Mercy Health’s Aged Care Quality System Framework includes: monthly feedback, indicators, incidents, non-clinical audits, an annual Quality Health Check (QHC) which includes clinical audit and lead indicators.  The QHC comprises four elements: Resident experience and engagement Staff engagement and knowledge Care and service outcomes Compliance with Australian Quality Standards and Mercy Health policies.

POSTER #2 - Project ECHO Care of the Elderly-Long-Term Care

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenters: Lisa Sokoloff, Manager, Training & Simulation, Baycrest Health Sciences; Sid Feldman, Executive Medical Director, Residential and LTC Program and Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baycrest Health Sciences; Andrea Moser, Associate Medical Director, Apotex Nursing Home and Chief Medical Information Officer, Baycrest Health Sciences; David Conn, VP Education, Baycrest Health Sciences.

This poster will introduce ECHO Care of the Elderly-Long-Term Care, an educational program that uses videoconferencing technology to build capacity of primary care providers and interprofessional team members while promoting multi-dimensional learning.  A live mini “mock” ECHO session will be utilized to demonstrate the program.

POSTER #3 - Benefits of Implementing the OLTCA Spasticity Management Program in Ontario Long Term Care Homes - A Pilot Study

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Presenters:  Jemila Hamid, Statistician, McMaster Health Science Centre; Charles Piwko, PharmD, PhD, In Initiative Inc.; Susan Veenstra, Lead – Clinical Operations, In Intiative Inc.; Denyze Richardson, MD, University Health Network.

Spasticity is an involuntary muscle overactivity which commonly follows a stroke and presents in a variety of ways. The dysfunctions associated with spasticity interfere with resident quality of life and adds to caregiver burden. An effective Spasticity Management Program will promote a positive change for the long-term care home sector.

POSTER #4 - Enhancing Food in Long Term Care: Phase 1 Identifying Enrichment Opportunities

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Presenters: Heather Keller, Schlegel Research Chair, Nutrition & Aging, Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging.

This session will provide learnings from the first phase of a three phase project focused on improving the nutrient quality of food provided in long term care. Many older adults consume inadequate vitamins and minerals and protein. Enriching food offerings is one way to improve this situation.

POSTER #5 - Wellness in Long Term Care: using Resident Assessment Instrument to Support and Evaluate Reduction of Use of Antipsychotic Medications

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Presenter: Bella Iomdina, Regional Manager Clinical Services, Revera LTC Inc.

Using Resident Assessment Instrument to support progress and success of wellness-improving initiatives, such as reduction in use of antipsychotics and the decrease in falls, Manitoba Revera Long Term Care has been able to demonstrate that we are making a difference in the wellness of the persons served in our Homes.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
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POSTER #6 - Towards a Life Course Approach to the Organization & Delivery of Dementia Care: The Preferences, Strengths, and Need-based (PSN) Model of Dementia Care

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Presenters: Paul Holyoke, Director SE Research Centre, SE Health; Margaret Saari, Post-doctoral Fellow, SE Research Centre, SE Health

Facilitators will provide a detailed description of the PSN Model and engage participants in discussions about care interventions align with the PSN Model. Participants will apply their learning through interactive group activities. Discussions will inform understanding of dementia care delivery in LTC and roles of various clinical and non-clinical health care staff.

POSTER #7 - Benefits of a Stroke Prevention Program in Ontario Based Long-Term Care Homes - A Pilot Study

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm

Presenters: Susan Veenstra, Lead – Clinical Operatons, In Intiative Inc.; Charles Piwko, Principal Investigator, CHP Pharma Inc.

Stroke is a neurological medical condition and one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. The primary objective of this pilot study is to measure and evaluate surrogate outcomes as predictors of success in a planned stroke prevention program in long-term care homes located in Ontario.

POSTER #8 - Building a Culture of Quality - Quality Day at Kensington Health

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Presenter: Darla Matheson, Director of Quality and Risk, Kensington Health

This is the story of how one organization mobilized care providing staff to come together to learn more about quality through being part of a staff group to plan a Quality Day celebration for eight entities that make up the Kensington Health organization. The result was a surprise to everyone!

POSTER #9 - Fracture Prevention: A New Tool for Fracture Risk Assessment and Management in Long-Term Care

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Presenter: Loretta Hillier, Program Manager, Osteoporosis Strategy in Long-Term Care and Research, Geriatric Education and Research In Aging Sciences (GERAS) Centre

The Fracture Risk Scale is a standardized tool for identifying fracture risk for LTC residents. This poster will review the guidelines for fracture prevention in LTC as applied to the FRS, using case studies to illustrate best approaches to managing LTC residents at varying levels of risk for fracture.

POSTER #10 - Engaging College Student to Improve Design for Human Centric Experience

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Presenter: Natalie Rowe, Professor, Faculty of Arts, Media & Design, Fanshawe College; Steven J. Crawford, Chief Executive Officer, McCormick Care Group.

This session will describe a unique collaboration between Fanshawe College and McCormick Home to create a learning experience for 25 Interior Design students studying health care spaces. They produced short- and long-term solutions to space and layout issues that would be helpful to both current buildings and new builds.

*** Poster program subject to change ***