Changing the Story
Research that's revolutionizing how frontline workers care for residents in Canadian nursing homes
Welcome to Translating Research in Elder Care
Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) is a research program focused on developing solutions for improving the quality of care provided to nursing home residents, enriching the work life of their caregivers, and enhancing system efficiency.
Our research focuses on improving the quality of life of residents in long term care homes and the quality of work-life for their caregivers
We are a diverse group of researchers, knowledge users, trainees and staff from Canada, US, and Sweden
Published scientific papers and reports we have produced on nursing home research
What We Do
Advancing Affordable Quality of Care
We are empowering front line care providers, who provide the majority of the direct care in nursing homes, to lead changes.
Supporting Evidence-Informed Policy
Our data on work environment, staffing and services, use of best healthcare practices, and staff health and well-being, is valuable in setting policy.
Accelerating Spread of Quality Care
We are studying the best ways to spread innovation in the long-term care sector. One way is to engage the people who are asked for advice by others.
Improving Workforce Health & Well-being
We measure staff job satisfaction, work engagement, burnout, physical and mental health, and monitor them over time to see how these and other indicators change.
We are developing strategies to effectively tailor and feed back research data to long-term care homes, using goal-directed approaches.
Engaging with Citizens to Create Change
Our research agenda is shaped by persons living with dementia and family or friend caregivers of residents in long-term care settings.
Download Our Reports
Ten Years of Impact: Translating Research in Elder Care 2007-2017
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, 2017
Policy Forum on Quality of Life for Residents Living with Dementia: Alberta Should Lead the Way
Translating Research in Elder Care, University of Alberta, 2020
Graduate student and post-doctoral training opportunities
- Publish in high impact journals
- Get mentorship from leading scholars
- Submit highly competitive grants
- Work with a large longitudinal database
- Contribute to quality improvement initiatives
- Springboard to the next stage of your career
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