This pdf download of a presentation given by Elizabeth Birchall includes an overview of this issue with a Canadian perspective, an explanation of how addiction is different for older adults, an introduction to best practices including harm reduction, and knowledge transfer and exchange resources. 

The authors undertook a scoping review focused on answering 5 questions related to population health patterns, health risks and ouctomes of ethnocultural older adults compared to other older adults, unmet health needs, health care service use and health promotion and disease prevention within the Canadian context.

This handout from the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community provides an overview of why it is important to focus on diversity in informal caregiving, strategies to address the challenges and a listing of available supports.

This paper analyses the views of refugees and migrants1 who participated in The Forum’s activities between September 2013 and June 2014, and finds that loneliness and isolation are the major challenges that they face in the UK. Loneliness is extremely prevalent among migrants and refugees. Feeling of loneliness is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and reduced quality of life.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

The focus of this article will be on cross-cultural issues at the end of life for ethnically and culturally diverse groups in the United States. The health care provider must have a clear understanding and recognition of the unique and specific influences culture has on a patient’s behavior, attitudes, preferences, and decisions around end-of-life care. 

This 5 week online course is presented by Bobbi Symes and the University of Victoria and is intended to support those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care. Registrants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program, cost is $225 and requires a textbook. To register please click here.

This British resource provides education for correctional facility staff and anyone who wishes to practically enhance the lives of older offenders.  It contains a number of one page information sheets s to help staff recognize and respond to a variety of common health issues.

This pdf presentation and audio recording of a webinar hosted by the Canadian Gerontological Association, Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Health Human Resource Network reviews demographic and health, psychological and community level approaches to addressing social isolation in older adults.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to elder abuse and neglect.  Topics covered include forms of elder abuse, research regarding prevalence, screening, interventions and best practice resources. 2 pages. Last reviewed August 2019.

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