RIA researchers work to identify and mitigate risk among new long-term care residents

January 8, 2019

A recent research study shows that better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at greatest risk of hospitalization or other negative health outcomes within the first 90 days of moving in.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, examined data collected from 143,067 residents aged 65 years or older, who moved into long-term care homes in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, between 2010 to 2016.

Authors of the study include RIA researchers Dr. George Heckman, Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine, and Dr. Andrew Costa, Schlegel Research Chair in Clinical Epidemiology.

Read the full story on the University of Waterloo’s website.