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ZOOM Instructions for New Users pdf [144.93 KB]

Using Zoom to connect virtually with patients during the COVID-19 crisis.

Preparing for COVID-19 In Long-Term Care

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases speaks with Dr. David Strang, a geriatrician and co-founding member of the Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada.

British Geriatric Society – Coronavirus & Older People Page

This resource series brings together current advice from experts within the BGS relating to older people and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Friendly Neighbourhood Hotline Poster pdf [50.39 KB]

Service for seniors living in low-income housing in Toronto. Developed by University Health Network and Open Lab.

Virtual Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment pdf [418.53 KB]

Developed by Dr. Shelley Veinish and Baycrest team

Top 5 Things to Know about Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Older Adults

A resource from GeriMedRisk – a service that connects physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists through telephone and eConsult to an interdisciplinary team to troubleshoot complex physical and mental health conditions in older adults.

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

Good practice guide from the British Geriatric Society developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.

COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

Factsheets in 30+ languages designed help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Created in partnership with Harvard Health Publishing.

British Geriatric Society statement on delirium in COVID patients

A general statement and mostly reinforces the usual approaches to delirium.

Social Distancing – YES. Social Isolation – NO. png [374.17 KB]

Infographic on how to care for those living with dementia, stroke, and neurodegenerative disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed by the Ontario Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Initiative (ONDRI).

Preventing and Managing Delirium in Older ED Patients

10 key messages about preventing and managing delirium in older ED patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. A resource from the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative.

NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care pdf [131.44 KB]

A critical message from NICE to about assessing for frailty, irrespective of age, by using the Clinical Frailty Scale.

COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers pdf [528.61 KB]

Important advice from the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

Caring for Those Living with Dementia, Stroke and Neurodegenerative Diseases pdf [84.38 KB]

Prepared by The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario, Ontario Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Initiative (ONDRI), Ontario Brain Institute, Alzheimer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, ALS Society of Canada, Parkinson Canada, and Mint Memory Clinics.

WHO Clinical Management of COVID-19 pdf [896.88 KB]

Helpful resource developed by Toronto physicians. Includes recommendations for older patients that emphasize being person-centred, including caregivers in management planning, reviewing for polypharmacy and multidisciplinary team approach.

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For older adults and their family and caregivers who are looking for information about community services and programs including health and wellness, estate and advanced care planning, housing, finances, and transportation, we recommend the Ontario Government’s website Information for Seniors.