Markle-Reid in Hamilton: Community Care and the Needs of Older Adults

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FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The Hamilton Science Faith Forum and CSCA present a lecture by Maureen Markle-Reid (Full Professor, McMaster School of Nursing).

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The Hospital is Full: Community Care and the Needs of Older Adults

As Canadians endure longer wait times for acute hospital care, many older adults struggle to find holistic, dignified care that allows them to remain in their homes as long as possible. Dr. Markle-Reid’s research examines a solution that fixes both issues simultaneously: decrease ER wait times by providing community based health care for older adults. Her work incorporates political, caregiver, patient and community insights leading to recommendations that are evidence based and pragmatic. Join us for a discussion of her current research, insights about the state of our health systems and her personal experiences with caregiving.

Maureen Markle-Reid is a full Professor and Founder and Co-Scientific Director, Aging, Community and Health Research Unit, McMaster School of Nursing; and Scientific Co-Lead, McMaster Institute for Research on Aging/Collaborative for Health and Aging (OSSU SPOR Research Centre). Dr Markle-Reid has led/co-led numerous multicentre pragmatic trials across Ontario, Quebec, PEI, and Alberta. This research has been supported by over $12M in multi-year peer-reviewed funding from national, provincial, and foundation funding agencies. Her program of research focuses on developing, implementing, evaluating and scaling-up integrated, patient-oriented interventions for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their family caregivers.

She has over 80 peer-reviewed publications in high impact Canadian and international gerontology, nursing, and care journals and has presented at over 215 peer-reviewed conferences. She has conducted her research in collaboration with over 100 community stakeholders including policy makers, and patient and caregiver research partners and has developed numerous national and international collaborations focused on older adults.