Increasingly, long-term care (LTC) facilities need redevelopment due to the complexity of resident care needs and to meet higher standards of accommodation. Redevelopments require relocation of staff and residents en masse. While significant literature exists on the negative health and well-being outcomes of older adults’ relocation from their private homes into care homes, less research has focused on the relocation of staff and residents together from one LTC facility to another following construction of a replacement facility. This presentation will report on an integrated knowledge translation (KT) project that developed guidelines through active collaboration with a LTC provider, a synthesis review of the literature, deliberative dialogues with stakeholders across Canada, and comprehensive dissemination. Engaging knowledge users throughout the project contributed to the relevance and impact of the guidelines. Using this research as a case example, the challenges and strategies for bridging research and practice through integrated KT will be discussed.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Innovation in Aging|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2017|
|Event||21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress 2017 - San Francisco, United States|
Duration: 23 Jul 2017 → 27 Jul 2017
Conference number: 21st
Battersby, L., Canham, S. L., Fang, M., Krahn, D., & Sixsmith, A. (2017). INTERINSTITUTIONAL RELOCATIONS: DEVELOPING GUIDELINES AND MOBILIZING KNOWLEDGE. Innovation in Aging, 1(suppl_1), 1331-1332. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.4882