Addressing specific needs of Canada’s frail older adults would improve health outcomes and quality of life ― and reduce health costs.
John Muscedere is the Scientific Director and CEO of the Canadian Frailty Network (CFN), a not-for-profit organization funded in 2012 by the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program. CFN’s mandate is to improve the care for frail elderly Canadians and their families within the Canadian healthcare system by developing, rigorously evaluating and ethically implementing care strategies and practices founded on the best available evidence. CFN is up for NCE renewal in 2017. Fred Horne is a health policy consultant and Adjunct Professor with the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. He was Alberta Minister of Health from 2011 to 2014 and also served as Chair of the Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health. He is a member of the CFN Board of Directors.