Frances Morton-Chang holds in-depth knowledge and experience in the fields of gerontology and health policy.
Her professional expertise is drawn from her work in three different health sectors(homecare, acute-care, long-term care)
and through her former roles as Public Policy Manager for the Alzheimer Society of Ontario;
Associate Director of Education and Administration for the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the University of Waterloo;
and Knowledge Broker for the Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange.
Frances leads a team that offers consulting services over a broad range of areas
including current and emerging geriatric and health policy trends, knowledge brokering,
and specialized coaching and mentoring services to address various aspects of aging well.
Frances Morton-Chang holds a PhD in health policy from the University of Toronto
Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation and the Institute for Life Course and Aging.
She also holds a Master of Health Administration, a combined Honors in Gerontology and Sociology;
and her Long-Term Care Administration Certification.
She is currently enjoying a Post-Doctoral fellowship again at the University of Toronto
looking at Integrated Community Based Primary Care for frail seniors.
During her doctoral work Frances was a proud recipient of the three-year
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fredrick Banting and Charles Best Doctoral Award
which allowed her to pursue her research interests in Home and Community Based Care
for vulnerable populations like persons with dementia and their ability to Age-in-Place.
Her research uses a particular methodology – Balance of Care (BoC) –
to help determine the most appropriate care setting and mix of resources required
to maintain frail and/or cognitively impaired seniors (deemed eligible for LTC facility placement),
in the community if given access to appropriate community-based care packages.