France Légaré contributed to an article published in the BMC Geriatrics entitled: Key stakeholders’ views on the quality of care and services available to frail seniors in Canada. Frail seniors often receive ineffective care, which does not meet their needs. It is still unclear how healthcare systems should be redesigned to be more sensitive to the needs and values of frail seniors and their caregivers. We thus aimed to describe key stakeholders’ perspectives on the current healthcare and services available to frail seniors. This study shows that a systematic identification of frail older people is the first step to adapt healthcare systems to this population’s needs. Participation of frail older people and their caregivers in decision making would also enable them to choose care plans that meet their care goals. The integration of care and services across settings, over time, and with various providers, is also needed to meet frail seniors' needs. Authors : Anik M. C. Giguere, Elina Farmanova, Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Sharon E. Straus, Robin Urquhart, Valerie Carnovale, Erik Breton, Selynne Guo, Nandini Maharaj, Pierre J. Durand, France Légaré, Alexis F. Turgeon and Michèle Aubin.
By France Légaré, 03/12/2018