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TMS Feedback - Facility Visits

November 2015 - January 2016

After our successful Regional Summits with facility administrators, regional decision makers and stakeholders, the TREC team is returning to the 91 facilities to share our findings with the health care aides and other frontline staff.  

Regional Lead

TREC has five Regional Leads and you've met four of them in the past issues. In this issue, we focus on the Manitoba Lead.

Manitoba Regional Lead

Dr. Malcolm Doupe is TREC's Regional Lead Researcher for Manitoba. He is a health services researcher and Senior Scientist at Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at University of Manitoba. Using administrative and MDS healthcare use records, his research involves measuring nursing home use patterns and assessing alternative long-term care strategies for older adults; as well as investigating various metrics related to emergency department use (e.g, frequent use, patient flow). His favorite hobby is cycling, and his ultimate goal is to visit all TREC sites on peddles. 
Check out the rest of the Manitoba Team...

 Did you know? 

The TREC Measurement System (TMS) Project collected 1,095 regulated staff surveys in Wave 1. Across all regions the majority (between 41% to 64%) of regulated staff were between 35 and 54 years of ageManitoba had the lowest percentage (14%) of regulated staff who were under 35 years of age. Interior Health had the highest percentage (29%) of regulated staff aged 55 years and above. 

New Team Member

Dr. Thomas Lo is our new TREC Measurement System (TMS) Postdoctoral Fellow. He has a Master's degree in clinical epidemiology and recently completed his PhD in gender and health. His PhD work focused on the methods for more accurately estimating and reporting the direct medical cost of arthritis. Thomas grew up in Richmond Hill (Ontario) and has now settled in the southwestern part of Edmonton with his wife. He is excited to join the TREC team. 

New Publication

Can resident life stories help nursing aides learn about residents? A pilot study.

Smith MC, Krekleqetz CM


Journal of Nursing Home Research

Dr Wagg on CBC Radio

Dr. Adrian Wagg, TREC's investigator, was interviewed by Torah Kachur on CBC Radio's Ageless discussing healthy ageing, he joined the program at 45:30.

Congratulations: iPads Draw

We are pleased to announce our lucky draw winners for the iPad Minis! Everyone who participated in the Advice Seeking Networks in Long Term Care project was entered in the draw. 
We would like to thank all the participants and congratulate our winners on their big win!
Lori Sidjak (British Columbia)
John A Martyniw (Manitoba)
Kim Roberts (New Brunswick)

HackerNest Presents

In November, Toronto hosted the annual HackerNest hackathon competition, which attracted the brightest and most innovated minds in IT and health technology. This year's event was themed "DementiaHack" and encouraged teams to create products which can improve the lives of people with dementia

Creating Dementia-friendly Communities

Canada's first dementia-friendly communities project is being launched in Alberta. The project aims to promote awareness of Alzheimer's and create support networks within the community for people with dementia. Through this collaborative effort, families and caregivers can also learn about other resources available to them.
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