MEDIA ADVISORY: International conference focuses on improving care so seniors
can enjoy more productive, independent and longer lives

TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Nurses, researchers, educators and decision makers will explore ways to improve care for seniors by focusing on healthy aging at the 'Older People Deserve the Best' conference taking place in Toronto this week. The conference will highlight innovations in care for an aging population and rally for system-wide changes. The conference is being hosted by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) Centre for Professional Nursing Excellence in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario.

Experts in the field from Ontario, Quebec and Germany will present on more than 40 topics affecting seniors including:

    
    -  Falls prevention and dementia-related issues
    -  Aging at home (bringing care to the home)
    -  E-learning tools to improve senior care
    -  System level changes to strengthen integrated care

    WHAT:    Older People Deserve the Best: The Journey to Transformational
             and Sustained Change - 8th International Conference

    WHERE:   Westin Prince Hotel
             900 York Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3H2

    WHEN:    Tuesday, October 6 -   3 p.m. - 6 p.m
             Wednesday, October 7 - 7:30 a.m - 5:45 p.m.
             Thursday, October 8 -  8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    WHO:     250 health-care providers, researchers, educators and decision
             makers for whom seniors' health and healthy aging is a top
             priority.
    

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

For further information: For further information: or to interview a nurse, please contact: Suriya Veerappan, Media Relations Coordinator, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Work phone: (416) 907-7956, Mobile phone: (647) 504-4008, Toll-free: 1-800-268-7199 ext.253, E-mail: sveerappan@rnao.org; For more details visit: www.rnao.org/events


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