In the news: ‘U of L researcher to explore safe and healthy sexual expression for long-term care residents living with dementia’ Available: https://www.uleth.ca/unews/article/u-l-researcher-explore-safe-and-healthy-sexual-expression-long-term-care-residents-living#.YKPrfJNKikg
Benefits and Challenges Associated with Sexual Expression in Continuing Care – Infographic – Feel free to use and share this infographic.
In the news: Op-ed in The Lethbridge Herald about university student food insecurity – Co-authored by Julia Brassolotto and several Public Health colleagues from the U of L. Available: https://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2020/06/19/student-food-insecurity/
Intersections in Rural Long-Term Care: A Comparative Case Study in Alberta – Report. By Dr. Julia Brassolotto, Dr. Sienna Caspar, & Dr. Shannon Spenceley
This report outlines findings from our research at three rural LTC homes across the province of Alberta and makes targeted recommendations for improving rural LTC.
Available here: Rural LTC report – web
“Navigating Tensions About Resident Sexual Expression in Alberta’s Continuing Care Homes: a Qualitative Study of Leaders’ Experiences” – a new paper by Lisa Howard, myself, and Al Manduca-Barone. Available here: rdcu.be/bZaYJ
Sexual Expression in Alberta’s Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives from Residents and Family Members – Report. By Dr. Julia Brassolotto & Dr. Lisa Howard
This report outlines the findings of Phase 2 of our Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. Like the first report, it provides some context for the work, describes our research methods, and outlines our key findings. We have also provided a list of resources for residents and family members who are navigating sexual expression in continuing care.
Available here: Sexual Expression Report Phase 2 FINAL_ web
Sexual Expression in Alberta’s Continuing Care Homes: Perspectives from Managers and Leaders – Report. By Dr. Julia Brassolotto & Dr. Lisa Howard
In this report, we outline the findings from Phase 1 of a multi-phase, Alberta-wide study on sexual expression in supportive living and long-term care homes. We outline some of the key themes from the academic literature; briefly describe our methods for data collection and analysis; share key findings; and make recommendations for practice, policy, research, and education. We conclude with a list of resources for those navigating sexual expression in continuing care.
Available here: Sexual Expression in Continuing Care Report – Web
SSHRC Partnership Grant announcement – Dr. Julia Brassolotto is thrilled to be a co-investigator on the Imagining Age-Friendly Communities within Communities study ($2.5 million, 7 years). Read more about the project, led by Dr. Tamara Daly, here: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2018/06/10/two-york-university-researchers-earn-major-sshrc-partnership-grants/
Research Update – July 17, 2018
Phase 1 of the SHADES study is now complete. We are currently preparing a report and several academic manuscripts to share in the fall. We are now recruiting participants for Phase 2 of the study, in which we are speaking with continuing care residents and family members about sexual expression in residential care settings.
Research Update – July 15, 2018
We are very pleased to share that we have completed data collection for the Exploring LTC in Rural Alberta case study. Over the last year, we spent a week at care homes in Northern, Central, and Southern Alberta, respectively. We are currently completing our cross-case comparison and look forward to sharing our findings with stakeholders, the academic community, and the public.
Research Update – June 13, 2017
The Exploring LTC in Rural Alberta case study is underway! We have completed our preliminary week-long site visit – the first of three in our case study. We have already learned so much and look forward to sharing our findings and visiting the next two communities. We are incredibly grateful to the staff, family members, and residents who welcome us into their homes/workplaces and share their experiences and expertise with us.
ASK Rural LTC Workshop – Impact Report Available – June 13, 2017
This report provides an overview of the Albertans Sharing Knowledge about Rural Long-Term Care (ASK Rural LTC) Workshop held on February 15, 2017 at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Lethbridge. The purpose of the workshop was to gather with stakeholders, share knowledge and experiences regarding LTC in rural Alberta, and receive feedback about research priorities. This event served as a foundational activity in Dr. Julia Brassolotto’s Alberta Innovates-funded research program and the first of an annual knowledge-sharing event for those interested in rural LTC.
Available here: Executive Summary ASK workshop PDF