Dr. Hung, Canada Research Chair

12 Jan 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Lillian Hung, whose Tier II Canada Research Chair in Senior Care was announced on January 12, 2022.

The Canada Research Chair in Senior Care aims to improve the care of older adults and revitalize the workforce in Long-Term Care (LTC) homes and hospitals by;

  • Developing a digital solution, 'WhatMatters' to equip staff with adaptable tools to deliver person-centred care in LTC homes and hospitals
  • Engaging users to identify barriers and strategies for adoption of the digital tool
  • Evaluating outcomes for patient/resident (i.e., quality of life), staff (job satisfaction) and care system (person-centered care)
  • This research program will accelerate technology-enabled solutions to respond to the pressing demand for a person-centered revolution in senior care.

My CRC program responds to urgent need for improving and innovating senior care. By leveraging the collective expertise of patient and family partners, clinical staff and industry partners, my research lab (IDEA lab - Innovation in DEmentia and Aging) finds practical ways to adopt and adapt technology (e.g., robotics and virtual realities) to improve quality of care.”

~ Dr. Lillian Hung

Dr. Lillian Hung is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing and the founder and head of IDEA lab. Her research examines how technology and environment impact the care experiences of persons with dementia. She has expertise in patient-oriented research and knowledge translation. She is committed to facilitating connectivity between academia and practice, working collaboratively with interprofessional practitioners to find practical solutions to address pressing problems in care settings.

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