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Meet Sam   

Sam is 78 years old. He is widowed and has 2 children who live in different cities. He needs help and has had several interRAI assessments to determine his care needs as he moves through the continuing care system — from home care to hospital to long-term care.

CIHI helped to coordinate the first-ever World interRAI Conference, held in Toronto in April 2016, and introduced Sam to colleagues from 30 countries. This fictional patient, whose life is based on real situations, provided a means to connect various presentations through 1 ongoing story. Delegates could also chat with a clinical specialist at the CIHI booth to learn more about Sam’s journey and the role the interRAI assessments played in that journey. The international and national versions of this conference will be held every few years — to check in on Sam and others like him.