Michelle Lafrance, a St. Thomas University psychology professor, has developed an online resource to help older adults and their caregivers navigate the health and home care systems in the province of New Brunswick. It’s a project that she was working on when she was faced with navigating the systems herself when her father was diagnosed with dementia. So she’s familiar with the obstacles and struggles that come with navigating aging in New Brunswick.
This resource, Aging in New Brunswick: A User’s Guide, will help fill the gaps and alleviate the difficulties one can encounter when working through the health care and home systems.
She worked with researchers and practitioners in the province who work with older adults. The guide will help individuals and their loved ones work through the complicated landscape of information, services, forms and resources. She says that there is no one-stop shop for this in New Brunswick, and the guide is meant as a place to get all of the information into one place, according to a post shared on stu.ca.
For more about how this resource came together and how to access the 10-chapter guide, which covers everything from long-term care homes to legal matters and equipment that can make homes ready for aging in place, check out the St. Thomas University post here at stu.ca.