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Aging@Home Design Sprint Hosted at Centennial College

On Feb. 21-24, 2017, the Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) hosted a design sprint at Centennial College, which brought together system partners to address the issue of aging at home with dementia. CC-ABHI worked in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences, Saint Elizabeth Health Care, the Ontario Telemedicine Network and Centennial College/WIMTACH over the course of this 2.5 day sprint. 

Photo of individuals gathered in a circle; cover sheet of white paper View the White Paper entitled, It takes a Village – Living with Dementia: An Environmental Scan of Current Practices.

The event brought together key system partners to push for a more disruptive/ transformative system solution that will:

  • Enable people with dementia, who are living in the community, to more effectively manage their day-to-day living needs (physical, psychosocial, emotional, and cognitive, etc.)
  • Facilitate access to resources to support informal and formal care-givers who are providing care to older adults experiencing dementia and aging at home
  • Reduce the need for unnecessary emergency care services in older adults living in the community through the implementation of effective prevention strategies;
  • Raise public awareness to promote a societal approach to living with and amongst older adults who are experiencing dementia.

CC-ABHI and the other event sponsors hope that the outcomes of the design sprint will result in a system partner solution that can be brought forward for future consideration as a CC-ABHI program candidate.