New research to promote movement in older adults in the community

We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Canadian Frailty Network to create an evidence-based mobilization program for older adults who are unable to easily leave the home. This initiative builds on the success of…


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New Resources for Caregivers

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) and six project partners from across the province have launched new educational resources for caregivers who are providing care and support for seniors living with frailty. Caregiving Strategies…


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Our 2019 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2019 Annual Report with you. This report showcases two strategic priorities: transforming specialized geriatric services, and fostering excellence through senior friendly care. In synergy, these two pillars offer…


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Invited to submit a full OHT application? We can help!

For organizations who have been invited to submit a full OHT application, and who are planning to optimize the care of older adults living with or at risk of frailty, see how our resources align to the application requirements. Click here to learn…


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Toronto HomeShare Information Sessions

We are proud to be a member of the Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table, and support initiatives such as the the Toronto HomeShare Program.  Toronto HomeShare is a City of Toronto program matching older adults aged 55+ with a spare room in…


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Made-in-Ontario education modules + tools for Clinicians!

If you and your teams are looking for resources to support best practices in care for older adults living with frailty, look no further than the RGP’s new clinical learning series, which is available at no charge. Co-developed with geriatric…


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Canada’s First Dementia Strategy!

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada's Minister of Health, announced the release of Canada's first dementia strategy - A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire.  The announcement also included funding for Phase Two of Canada's…


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Preparing to become an OHT? We can help!

The need for an authentic focus on the goals and aspirations of older people living with frailty (or at risk of frailty) is especially important as health service providers work towards a new model of service delivery as part of an Ontario Health…


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Toronto HomeShare

We are proud to be a member of the Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table to advocate for community programs and services which would improve the lives of frail older adults.  We were also a member of the working group to implement one of the…


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A Quality Standard for Transitions from Hospital to Home

HQO is seeking feedback on "A Quality Standard for Transitions from Hospital to Home". The standard outlines quality care for people being discharged from hospital and continuing their care at home, and is based on the best evidence along with input…


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Ontario’s Specialized Geriatric Services See Opportunities in the People’s Health Care Act, 2019

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Leaders from across Ontario's Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) and Specialized Geriatric Services, clinicians who provide health care to older adults living with frailty,  are very encouraged by the Ontario…


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The sfCare Forum is now live!

Join the conversation! The sfCare Forum is an online tool which promotes a collaborative community. Healthcare providers can learn from and inspire each other by sharing experiences and tools, asking others for advice, or reading a topic of…


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NEW sfCare Resource – The SF7 Toolkit

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the…


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Project ECHO Care of the Elderly – free educational program for primary care

Baycrest Health Sciences, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre, is launching the second cycle of “Project ECHO Care of the Elderly” (ECHO COE), a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in…


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Senior Friendly Hospitals featured in Longwoods

Using an Evidence-Informed Framework and a Self-Assessment Tool to Drive Priority Setting and Action toward Senior-Friendly Care Since 2011, Ontario hospitals have been engaged in the Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) Strategy led by the Regional…


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NEW – sfCare Getting Started Toolkit

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Getting Started Toolkit. The Toolkit is a companion resource to the sfCare Framework. The sfCare Framework provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for…


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Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0

The City of Toronto Council approved the Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 in May 2018. We are proud to be on the Toronto Seniors Strategy Accountability Table to advocate for community programs and services which would improve the lives of frail older…


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Choosing Wisely Canada releases new nursing gerontology list

Choosing Wisely has published a new list which includes 6 areas that nurses and older adults should question in relation to their care. "Six Things Nurses and Patients Should Question" was jointly developed by The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA)…


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