The Seniors’ Health Division is the special interest group dedicated to physiotherapy practice in rehabilitative care of older adults. SHD is comprised of physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and physiotherapy support personnel from across Canada.
SHD meets with the Minister of Labour & Senior’s Office to provide Recommendations on the Safe Long Term Care Act
In July of this year, the Government of Canada launched a public online consultation to support the development of a Safe LTC Act. SHD executive submitted a response to the consultation. The Minister of Labour & Seniors Office scheduled and meeting with the Seniors Health Executive and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association to discuss the submission. SHD provided recommendations on the Safe Long Term Care Act with regard to the benefits of physiotherapist to the care of older adults. We are excited to provide this consultation on developing policy for older adults at the national level!
Celebrating Fall Prevention Month
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Canada’s aging population heightens the need for all health professionals to understand the bio-psychological changes of aging and their impacts on individuals’ ability to manage acute and chronic health conditions and maintain independent, active lives. Older adults increasingly make up the majority of patient populations across the continuum of health care from community to acute and post-acute practice settings. As primary care practitioners, physiotherapists need to develop specialized expertise in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of older adults with complex health conditions.
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