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  • ISSN: 0714-9808 (Print), 1710-1107 (Online)
  • Editor: Dr Paul Stolee School of Public Health and Health Systems|University of Waterloo|Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|N2L 3G1
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The Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (CJA/RCV) promotes excellence in research and disseminates the latest work of researchers in the social sciences, humanities, health and biological sciences who study the older population of Canada and other countries; informs policy debates relevant to aging through the publication of the highest quality research; seeks to improve the quality of life for Canada's older population and for older populations in other parts of the world through the publication of research that focuses on the broad range of relevant issues from income security to family relationships to service delivery and best practices; and encourages the exchange of the latest ideas in gerontological research through the publication of work by international scholars to the benefit of the Canadian and international scholarly communities as well as older adults in Canada and around the world.

April Article of the Month

The authors of this pilot study report on the effectiveness of, and nurses’ perspectives on the HELPER fall detection device. Installed in each hospital room, HELPER is a nonintrusive device that uses a camera to take a continuous stream of images. When a fall is detected, the patient’s nurse receives a smartphone alert message indicating the room number where the fall has occurred. The results of this research provide valuable insight into the use of technology in a real environment and support the development and current movement of technology to improve patient care. Read it for free here:

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