Webinar Series

Watch the April 27 Webinar

Topic: Long-Term Care: Safety and Quality of Life during COVID-19

  • Co-Presenters:
    • Dr. Benoît Robert, Chief Medical Officer, The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
    • Kathryn May, Nurse Practitioner, TOH Nurse Led Outreach at The Ottawa Hospital
    • Tania Paolini, Manager, Infection Prevention and Control, The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  • Moderator: Jennifer Plant, Director of Clinical Practice, The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
  • Description: While the need to create a safe environment for long-term care residents and families is essential during this COVID-19 pandemic, supporting quality of life goals remains a central focus. This presentation will describe the collaborative approach to balance the risk of infection from COVID-19 with resident quality of life using concrete examples from the lived experience of local clinicians and infection and prevention control (IPAC) experts.

Watch the March 10th Webinar

Topic: The Future is Now: Innovative living environments for older adults with cognitive impairment

  • Presenter: Dr. Philippe Voyer, Laval University
  • Moderator: Dr. Annie Robitaille, Research Chair, Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care, and Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Opening remarks: Dr. Linda Garcia, Director LIFE Research Institute and Full Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Description: Many well-known projects such as Alzheimer’s villages and Greenhouse projects have been designed to stimulate culture change in homes for older adults with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. While the need to create the best living environments for this population has been known for years, COVID-19 has made this clearer than ever. The presentation will highlight the underlying principles of the most innovative special housing units and the research data that support them. Concrete  examples will be presented, including a new residence recently created in Quebec City.

This  is a partnership between the Perley Rideau Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care and the LIFE Research Institute at the University of Ottawa.