In partnership with its donors, the Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal provides concrete support to developing and maintaining the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)’s leadership as a centre for specialized care, research and knowledge-sharing related to aging and the health of seniors.

Our current projects

Design and installation of a Sensory Space – Long-term care

A sensory space is a comfortable, accessible room that gives patients access to auditory, olfactory and visual stimulation, including aromatherapy, virtual reality and projections. It’s an innovative approach to care, used by the medical team to soothe patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, for example, who may develop aggressive behavior. Patients suffering from anxiety or insomnia, or who need to distract themselves, also benefit. The Institute already has a Sensory Space for its users, and wants to build a second one to benefit more patients.

Redevelopment of consultation areas – outpatient clinics

The consultation spaces at the chronic pain management clinic, the geriatric assessment clinic and the day hospital are no longer sufficient for the task. The Foundation is raising funds to completely refurbish them, in order to increase accessibility and reduce waiting lists.

Purchasing rehabilitation equipment for individualized care

In the context of the pandemic, acute care, particularly rehabilitation, must be offered on an individualized basis. The IUGM must purchase new equipment to meet this demand, and the Foundation is supporting it by seeking funding.

Granting scholarships to researchers

The research supported by the Foundation covers two main areas:

  1. neurocognitive and neurobiological dimensions of aging well, and diseases associated with aging;
  2. enhancing the quality of life of the elderly, increasing their autonomy and improving the services they receive.

Purchase of televisions for acute-care users