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February 8, 2021
While seniors in care facilities have received more public attention, “only about five per cent” of Canadian seniors are in care facilities.
February 8, 2021
Older adults who die in their home are more satisfied with their end-of-life care than those who die in hospital settings, a new study has found.
February 8, 2021
Early conversations about patients’ goals and values in advancing serious illness (serious illness conversations) can drive better healthcare. However, these conversations frequently happen during acute illness, […]
February 1, 2021
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have lived through a lifetime of discrimination, social stigma, prejudice, and marginalization. Is the care that we are giving […]
February 1, 2021
A new national survey of more than 4,300 Canadians aged 55+ has found that ‘younger’ older adults – those between the ages of 55 and 64 […]
February 1, 2021
Those who survive critical illness only to become chronically critically ill (CCI) experience a high symptom burden, repeat episodes of illness exacerbation, communication barriers, and poor […]

It is feasible to flag ‘near end-of-life’ status in older patients from routine general practice data