Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes
Collaborative Research - Quality Outcomes

Long-term Care Admissions for IDD

New study examines the patterns of admission of long-term care facilities among adults with IDD across key factors. Results showed that a greater proportion of adults with IDD were admitted to long-term care over a four year period compared to the general population. See the full study for more details here:

Shifting Frailty Statuses

Being once frail does not mean being always frail when it comes to individuals with IDD. A secondary analysis of 2,893 individuals with IDD receiving community-based home care services in Ontario was conducted. It was found that although baseline frailty status was a significant predictor or worsening/death, stability and improvement can occur. See the full study for more details here: 

Revision to HSO IDD Standards

After 16 months of consultation with patients and families, experts and policy makers, Health Standards Organization (HSO) releases its revised IDD standard. MAPS researchers Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz and Lynn Martin contributed to this work. Read more here:

Rachel Maislin – MSc Defence

Rachel Maislin successfully defended her MSc Thesis in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. Her thesis consisted of an assessment of the needs of agency stakeholders with regard to the development of a community employment initiative. Congratulations Rachel!

H-CARDD Aging Project Study

H-CARDD Aging Project study compared the use of home care services in Ontario among adults with and without IDD over time. Although both groups received similar types of home care services, adults with IDD had much higher rates of admission to home care and at much earlier ages. See the full study here:

Katherine McKenzie – Position at CIHI

MAPS aging project team member Katherine McKenzie has joined the Pharmaceuticals team at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)’s Ottawa branch, working as an analyst with the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) Database.

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