This award was developed to offer mentorship and funding opportunities for promising young researchers who have a keen interest in studying and advancing evidence in the home care sector! This year we received a number of astounding applications! We are pleased to announce that we have awarded one great researcher – Marianne Saragosa.
Marianne Saragosa is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Previous clinical experience as an RN in geriatrics has informed Marianne’s interest in care transitions and patient and caregiver engagement. Her research will examine the experiences of the patient-caregiver dyad for persons with dementia who have experienced a recent care transition from hospital to home. This grounded theory study will inform future practice innovations that best support older adults’ transitioning across the continuum of care.
VHA Research Stream: A More Connected System
Being discharged from hospital and returning home for people living with dementia and their caregivers can be a challenging time. A study led by Marianne will examine barriers and identify facilitators to quality hospital-to-home care transitions.