The Canadian population is aging and seniors make up the fastest-growing age group. However the current health care system does not adequately address the needs of seniors in Canada. We know that older adults in general – and those with complex issues in particular – drive health care costs as they tend to use more expensive and intensive types of services, particularly in acute care settings. Research is necessary to understand the needs of aging communities, the gaps in current care and how to improve the processes and quality of care within the health system.
Our research is directed by community consultation and patient engagement; truly grounding our work in the community and what will work. Our projects and initiatives include collaboration between a variety of stakeholders, including researchers, seniors, families, health care providers, and community members.
The Geriatric Health Systems research group has made advances in rehabilitation and systems research through current and past projects, and also contributed to the literature through publications and reports.
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