Media Advisory: Ontario Long Term Care Association's 5th Annual Research Day

New and emerging research to provide insight into the future of long term care
Innovators Den competition for new ways to improve care, reduce costs

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2014 /CNW/ -

What: The latest innovations, research, tools and best practices in long term care at the 5th Annual OLTCA Research Education Day
When:  Tuesday February 25th and Wednesday 26th
Where: Hilton Hotel Toronto, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Who: More than 600 researchers and innovators, care directors and administrators, physicians, front line staff, policy makers, students, residents of LTC Homes and their families and caregivers will come together to exchange ideas and knowledge with health care professionals and organizations working to advance safe and quality long term care.

Why: "Our province's health care system is facing increasing demographic and fiscal pressures - challenges that will only increase as Ontario's baby boomers begin to require increased care. How will our sector meet that challenge?  For starters, knowing what's behind the latest research helps the long term care sector provide our residents with safe and quality care."  Candace Chartier, OLTCA Chief Executive Officer

Media Notes: Tuesday, Feb 25, 5:30  p.m: six new innovators will participate in a dragon's den style format and present new products and innovations designed to improve care and reduce costs to a judging panel and attendees.

All sessions are open to media; Speaking topics and experts range from the economics of aging (David Grabowski PhD, Harvard Medical School) to the effectiveness of long term care (Greg Arling, PhD, Indiana Centre for Aging Research) to geriatric mental health conditions and treatment (Dallas Seltz, MD, Queens University) and long term care wait times (Susan Bronskill PhD, Institute for Evaluative Clinical Studies. For the full program:  Research Day 2014 - Program at a Glance

The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is Canada's largest long term care association representing charitable, not-for-profit, private and municipal long term care operators. The Association's 439 member homes are funded and regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. OLTCA members provide care, accommodation and services to almost 70,000 seniors annually.

SOURCE Ontario Long Term Care Association

For further information:

Media contact: Adrienne Spafford, Director, Strategy and Public Affairs, 416.272.0120, aspafford@oltca.com