Glenrose Hospital


Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest free-standing, comprehensive tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Canada, serving patients of all ages who require complex rehabilitation to enable them to participate in life to the fullest. The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital site is an academic center for several University of Alberta medical education programs one such as the Care of the Elderly Program which is an Enhanced Skills Program that is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This plays a strong role in the development and advancement of leading-edge research, innovation, and training opportunities in rehabilitation fields.


To promote excellence in caring for the elderly through:

  • Teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level
  • Research and innovation
  • Practice and promotion of best-practice clinical care
  • Serving as a resource to the community
  • Advocacy for the needs of seniors
  • Raising awareness of the public on age-related issues including the care of frail seniors.

Learning Objectives

To enhance the skills of family physicians in caring for older, often frail patients in the following areas:
  • Inpatient Assessment
  • Rehabilitation (on a Rehabilitation Unit)
  • Consultative Geriatrics
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Research
Dr. Jean Triscott
Care of the Elderly Division Director
Dr. Karen Leung
Care of the Elderly Assistant Program Director & Urban FM Coordinator
Dr. Shan Lu
Site Co-Lead
Dr. James Huang
Site Co-Lead