Award Date: 2019
Project Lead(s): Jan Pearce
Project Title: Neighbours: Care Teams + Community = A New Approach to Address Loneliness in Older Adults
This project will inform the development of a point-of-care model to identify and guide the design of interventions to address loneliness within seniors and hospice patients with or without dementia. Clinical teams partnered with community and volunteers will address unmet physical, mental, social and spiritual needs, build new forms of social capital, contribute new evidence to prevent or delay dementia, and improve the quality of life for older adults and their care providers.