Event Date: Sep 27, 2016

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Everyone wants to live well in their final years but this is a challenge, particularly for people in residential long term care settings such as nursing homes. Seniors – Adding Life To Years (SALTY) aims to add quality to late life for people living in nursing homes and for their caregivers, including family, friends, and volunteers who support their care.  Our research is organized into interrelated streams: Monitor Care Practice, Map Promising Approaches to Care Relationships, Evaluate Innovative Practice, and Examine Policy Context. We give special attention to issues of dementia, gender and underrepresented voices.

This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)



Janice Keefe, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University. She was a Canada Research Chair in Aging and Caregiving Policy (2002-2012) and has received provincial, national and international recognition of her research.  Since 2006, she has been the Director, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging and the Isabel Jodrey Chair in Gerontology. Dr. Keefe’s research areas are caregiving policy and practice, continuing care policy and projecting the needs of older Canadians in the future. Among her many research projects, she currently leads a CIHR funded national team examining end of life care in long term care entitled SALTY – Seniors: Adding  Life to Years. She teaches courses in social policy and aging in the Master of Arts and Undergraduate Program in Family Studies and Gerontology and provides mentorship and supervision to a number of graduate students and post–doctoral fellows

Matthias Hoben is a post doctoral fellow with the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program, located at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. His three-year fellowship is funded by Alberta Innovates--Health Solutions (AIHS), TREC, and Dr. Estabrooks' Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Knowledge Translation. His research interests are quality improvement and knowledge translation in senior care. He has published on the development, translation and validation of research tools; factors influencing best practice use in long term care; quality of worklife and its determinants in long term care providers; improvement of oral health care assessment and oral health care practices in long term care; and trajectories of burdensome symptoms and potentially inappropriate practices at the end of life of long term care residents. His current international research also includes projects on improving performance of long term care units by systematically feeding back research results to managerial teams; the length of stay of nursing home residents and related determinants; and seniors with multiple chronic diseases (with a special focus on self-management and self-management support).