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At the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), we work collaboratively with researchers, industry experts, organizations, and community members on research projects that focus on advancing our understanding of aging, and support the development of new approaches, tools, and education that will improve the quality of life and care for older adults everywhere.

Advancing multilayer surface disinfection technologies for modern pandemic protection

Large surface disinfection will be the norm for post-pandemic recovery. The challenges are to have a reliable disinfection process that can be applied to...Read More

Barriers and facilitators for implementing safety flooring for injury prevention in long-term care

This project gathered feedback from a range of stakeholder groups regarding safety flooring, and potential barriers and facilitators for implementing this technology within care...Read More

Better Targeting, Better outcomes for frail Elderly patients

Better tArgeting, Better outcomes for Frail Elderly Patients (BABEL): Everyone ages differently. Many older adults remain independent while others experience more health issues. It...Read More

Building on the Mealtimes pillar of LIMT: Studying effectiveness of blue plates

This Building on the Mealtimes pillar of LIMT: Studying effectiveness of blue plates research project was focused on evaluating dining improvements being implemented by...Read More

Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Data Monitoring in Canada

The Comprehensive Approach to Dementia Data Monitoring in Canada (CADDM) research project aims to enhance and expand national dementia data collection and monitoring in...Read More

COVID in Long-Term Care Study

The majority of COVID-19-related deaths in Canada have occurred in senior living homes. The COVID in Long-Term Care Study aims to understand how immune...Read More

COVID-19-Related Stress, Moral Injury and Minority Stress in Healthcare Workers and Public Safety Personnel in Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented circumstances for healthcare providers, leading to an increased need for mental health prevention, early intervention, and clinical supports...Read More

CreateMore: Examining application of arts and creativity in everyday care activities as a health promotion and mental health recovery strategy for staff in long-term care

Music is an incredibly powerful artform, with the potential to improve all domains of well-being. Create More Concerts: Feasibility Pilot is a research project...Read More

Culturally inclusive meal-planning in long-term care

The older adult population in Canada is growing faster and becoming more diverse than previous generations. Immigration is the driving force behind this change...Read More

Data Governance in Retirement Communities

The Data Governance in Retirement Communities research project aims to provide a data governance framework and guidelines to service and technology providers to support...Read More

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