Friday, October 25, 2019 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

This session is included in your CAG2019 registration fee.

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Long-term care providers are continually challenged to find innovative ways to improve resident care and to recruit and retain staff. Academic partnerships within long-term care settings can provide residents and families access to innovative care approaches and services, expose emerging health professionals to long-term care as a practice area of choice, empower staff members as mentors and collaborators, and foster research focused on older adults and long-term care.

Shannex is a family-owned provider of long-term care services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Beginning in 2010, Shannex has partnered with Dalhousie University and Université de Moncton to develop the first academic nursing homes in the Maritime Provinces. This symposium features researchers, operators, students, and residents and family involved in the academic partnerships within Shannex care facilities. Symposium participants will learn about the benefits and challenges of providing care, teaching, and research within long-term care settings and will explore future directions for developing these academic partnerships.