Research & Training
The RIA aims to enhance care and living for older adults through the development and implementation of innovative research and training programs. It focuses on practice-relevant research as a driving force behind innovation and quality care. Since its launch in 2005, the RIA has been involved in research projects at the frontline within retirement and long-term care (R/LTC) homes and also out in the community, bringing a targeted practical benefit to older adults across care settings.
Among other topics, researchers affiliated with the RIA are investigating spirituality, balance and posture, functional abilities and dementia, in order to improve quality of life for older adults. The RIA collaborates with researchers from many disciplines with varying backgrounds and expertise, to facilitate and conduct research and training initiatives relevant to seniors care.