Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Newly Released: McMaster Health Forum Citizen Brief

Researchers from the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) collaborated with the McMaster Health Forum on a citizen brief and citizen panel entitled: ‘Engaging Older Adults with Complex Health and Social Needs, and Their Caregivers to Improve Hospital-to-home Transitions in Ontario’.

The citizen brief and the citizen panel were funded through the ACHRU study ‘Community Assets Supporting Transitions (CAST)’, which was supported by funding from the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative, and the CIHR Signature Initiative in Community-Based Primary Healthcare. The study was led by Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Carrie McAiney, and involved ACHRU researcher Dr. Rebecca Ganann and our Caregiver Research Partner Gail Heald-Taylor.

The McMaster Health Forum’s goal is to generate action on the pressing health-system issues of our time, based on the best available research evidence and systematically elicited citizen values and stakeholder insights. This brief was produced by the McMaster Health Forum to serve as the basis for discussions by the citizen panel on engaging older adults with complex health and social needs, and their caregivers, to improve hospital-to-home transitions.

This brief includes information on this topic, including what is known about:

• the underlying problem;

• three possible elements of an approach to address the problem; and

• potential barriers and facilitators to implement these elements.

Click here to view the citizen brief on the McMaster Health Forum website

Click here to view the panel summary

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Published on: May 19, 2020

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