September 2018  
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Read our CBC opinion piece

Who is caring for the caregivers?

TREC's Scientific Director Dr Carole Estabrooks, and doctoral candidate Stephanie Chamberlain, co-wrote an article for CBC News titled: Who is caring for the caregivers? Our loved ones' well-being depends on them. The article describes how care aides’ welfare is almost entirely overlooked in the health system. The article has also been picked up by other publications including The Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Life Magazine, and has been published in French in Le Huffington Post Quebec.

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Listen to Stephanie on Global News talk about

Unbefriended Older Adults

TREC doctoral student Stephanie Chamberlain shared her passion to improve long term care in an interview last month on Global News Radio 770 CHQR. Listen to the segment titled Elder Orphans on Alberta Morning News with Peter Watts to hear Stephanie talk about unbefriended older adults in nursing homes. Unbefriended older adults are individuals who have no family or friend caregivers and are under public guardianship.

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Welcome to our 

New TREC Investigators & Staff

Dr Sheila Boamah is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor. Sheila's research focuses on improving the lives of older adults living in residential long term care and the quality of work life of their care providers. She has particular interests in contributing to our understanding of how clinical microsystems (e.g., clear leadership and process improvement) can guide and support practice innovation and performance in long term care.
Dr Thomas Lo is a Health Economist at the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton. Thomas worked for TREC between 2016 and 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow. He joins us now as an investigator with an interest in generating new ideas and practical strategies for narrowing the evidence-practice gap in residential long term care.
Barb Stolee joins TREC as the new Quality Advisor in Alberta for our SCOPE Project. Barb is a nurse by training who has worked in a variety of clinical settings. She has spent the last 14 years of her career in quality improvement, working to support teams in both community services and acute care.


TREC Webinar Series

The extent and impact of wounds in nursing homes

Presenter: Dr Simon Palfreyman
Time: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10AM - 11AM MST

The webinar will explore how common wounds are in nursing homes, describe the impact of wounds and review prevention and treatment strategies for different wound types.

Register for webinar

New TREC Publications

Importance of clinical educators to research use and suggestions for better efficiency and effectiveness: Results of a cross-sectional survey of care aides in Canadian long-term care facilities

Lo TKT, Hoben M, Norton PG, Teare G, Estabrooks CA

BMJ Open, 8:e020074

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Implementing frontline worker–led quality improvement in nursing homes: Getting to “How”

Ginsburg L, Easterbrook A, Berta W, Norton PG, Doupe M, Knopp-Sihota J, Anderson R, Wagg A

Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 44(9), 526-535.

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Our Twitter has over 1000 followers!

We are very excited to have reach the 1000 follower mark. We regularly tweet about new research in nursing home research, research translation science, and about TREC news and events. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date.

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