News for Staff and Volunteers of Seniors Organizations
Movie projector and screens
Do you have old reel to reel movies but no projector to watch them with? A community member would like to donate a reel movie projector and two screens (approx. 3 feet) to a seniors group.
Contact Shelley at 780-469-3226 if you’re interested.
Study: Unmet home care needs in Canada, November 2018
A study using data from the 2015-2016 Canadian Community Health Survey describes unmet home care needs in Canada. For this study, home care services were grouped as either home health care services (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, help with medical equipment or supplies) or support services (help with daily tasks such as bathing, meal preparation, housekeeping and transportation).
- An estimated 433,000 Canadians did not have their home care needs met.
- Adults with a need for support services were more likely to have these needs unmet or partially unmet than adults with a home health care service need.
- The most frequently reported barrier to obtaining care was the availability of services. Other barriers include personal characteristics such as language, not knowing where to go or not getting around to it, costs, and not being eligible or their doctor not thinking it was not necessary.
- People in the age groups 65 and older had lower odds of having unmet home care needs than younger groups.
Hearing Hospital Kits and Training for Health Professionals
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Edmonton Branch (CHHA-ED) has kits available for hard-of-hearing patients visiting the hospital. The kits include the following items in a re-sealable bag:
- Tips brochure
- “Face me” badge to clip on your pillow or gown
- Yellow international symbol sheet
- International hearing stickers
- Green hearing aid / cochlear implant information card
- Pink communication tips sign and cards
- Battery tester
- Pen and note pad
- A plastic bag and container to secure hearing aids when not being worn
Cindy Gordon of CHHA-ED can also conduct training on the kits for health professionals.
To get kits or inquire about training, phone Cindy at 780-428-6624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dementia Community Investment Funding
This Dementia Community Investment funding will seek to optimize the wellbeing of people living with dementia (PLWD) and/or family/friend caregivers.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invites organizations to submit applications. This solicitation is a two-step process. The first step is the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI). Applicants with LOIs best aligned with the overall requirements of the funding program will move onto the second stage of the application process under which they will receive an Invitation to Submit a Funding Request (ISFR). The ISFR will ask for more detailed information on the applicability of the proposed project as well as the applicant's capacity to successfully conduct the proposed work.
It is anticipated that via this two-step process up to 12 projects will ultimately be selected and that there will be periodic intake of new projects through a similar process every two years.
The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is December 10, 2018.
2018 Giving Report
The 2018 Giving Report reveals trends and insights about charitable giving in Canada including how and when Canadians give, which categories of charities get the most funds, and how size of a charity impacts funding. You can download the full report and view select highlights about the sector, giving facts and comparisons across the country.
9 Apps to Help You Overcome Stress & Anxiety
In a sector where burnout is common, technology can make self-care easier. TechSoup Canada has compiled a list of apps designed to help people check in and keep their stress to manageable levels.
Lighting the Way: The State of the Alberta Nonprofit Sector 2018
Lighting the Way: The State of the Alberta Nonprofit Sector 2018 is the only source of Alberta-specific research on the experience of the sector. In addition to providing data on the state of the sector, this year’s report looks to the year ahead and shares priorities of nonprofits for the upcoming provincial election and some suggestions for collective action.
Seniors Housing Terminology
Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Association (ASCHA) has released a What We Heard Report outlining the results of their Common Terminology Study which was completed by more than 1,000 Albertans. The study shows that seniors housing terminology is complicated, difficult to understand and overwhelming.
This study is the beginning of a framework for Albertans to speak out about their seniors housing journey and for government and industry to take notice and commit to clarifying, reducing and simplifying seniors housing terms.
ASCHA has launched the Cut The Clutter Campaign to shine a light on simplifying seniors housing terminology. You are encouraged to join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #CutTheClutter and share your experiences with navigating seniors housing terminology. ASCHA is committed to bring your voice forward to recommend better language, categories and easier navigation.