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Unbefriended older adults in long term care

Individuals who lack decision-making capacity and have no family or friends to act as their surrogate decision-maker are unbefriended. Unbefriended individuals are unsupported by family and friends, and often require a public guardian to help make personal decisions. In long term care, these individuals can be socially isolated, which may have negative social and health impacts, making this group of residents a highly vulnerable population. As part of her doctoral research, our PhD student Stephanie Chamberlain, reviewed literature on unbefriended individuals in long term care to find out what other researchers have written about the topic.
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#5 - Improving Workforce Health & Well-being

With long-term data from our TREC Measurement System (TMS) platform, we measure staff job satisfaction, work engagement, empowerment, burnout, physical and mental health, tasks left undone or rushed for lack of time, and use of best practices in healthcare. By monitoring over time how these and other indicators change, we develop a picture of the health and well-being of the long-term care workforce.

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New TREC Website

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is now live. The updated site includes changes to navigation, with dropdown menus for both mobile and desktop versions. We’ve also improved the structure of our content, so you’ll get more from a quick read, as well as added new content to read more about our research and how it is impacting lives in long term care. Visit our new website at
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Post-doctoral opportunity

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral research position within the TREC research program. We are looking for qualified candidates to help us improve and evaluate an observational pain assessment scale for nursing home residents living with dementia. The position is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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New TREC Members

Anna Beeber (University of North Carolina) is an Associate Professor in Gerontology and has recently joined the TREC team as a co-investigator. She is currently working on several projects, including a quality improvement program to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in long-term care settings, an intervention to help family caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease manage medical illnesses, and a national study of nurse and direct care worker staffing, service availability, and resident outcomes in residential care/assisted living. Her current interests include the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce in long-term care and projects aimed at improving the quality of care in long-term care settings.
Heather Campbell-Enns (University of Manitoba) is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr Malcolm Doupe. Her research focuses on the psychosocial health needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. She is partnering with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living to focus on innovations in continuing care in Manitoba. The goal of the fellowship is to create and apply evidence to guide housing with health services policy reform, enabling these housing options to function more effectively as an alternative to nursing home use for some people in Manitoba.
Reza Yousefi Nooraie (University of Toronto) is a postdoctoral fellow working with TREC co-investigator Dr Whitney Berta.  Reza’s main line of interest includes the application of a social network analysis lens to inform and promote the process of knowledge translation and program implementation. He is especially interested in designing network-informed and network-rewiring interventions, and studying networks as the outcome of the implementation.
Megan Campbell (University of Manitoba) is a Master of Science student in the department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba supervised by Dr Malcolm Doupe. Her current research interests include older adults and their pathways of care through the health care system. Her Master's thesis concerns the pattern of emergency department use for older adults, in particular those with cognitive impairment, who are waiting for admission into personal care homes.
Asako Futami (University of Alberta) is a visiting intern working with Dr Carole Estabrooks. She is a doctoral student at the University of Tokyo in the department of Gerontological Home Care and Long-term Care Nursing. Asako will participate in the SCOPE project to learn about quality improvement interventions. She is also analyzing TREC data to explore missed and rushed care among care aides in nursing homes.


TREC Webinar

Oral health in nursing homes: How accurate are oral/dental assessments and how are care processes organized?

Presenter: Dr Matthias Hoben
Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 10AM - 11AM MST

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New TREC publication

Engagement capable environments – No less challenging than other large system change

Estabrooks, CA


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