We lead and collaborate on initiatives at the provincial, regional and local levels, and actively support healthcare system priorities by participating in policy and strategy development through thought leadership. Some of our initiatives include Senior Friendly Care, Senior Friendly Hospitals, and Toronto Central LHIN planning and coordination for specialized geriatric services.

Senior Friendly Care

The goal of Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) is for healthcare providers in all sectors to work collaboratively with each other and with older adults and their caregivers to achieve the best possible outcomes for older adults. The sfCare Framework serves as the foundation for what senior friendly care should look like, and the sfCare Getting Started Toolkit provides a self-assessment tool and report card, implementation resources, and training modules.

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Senior Friendly Hospitals

As part of our work on the pan-LHIN Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) strategy, we led the launch of SFH ACTION (Accelerating Change Together in Ontario) in 2015; a complex knowledge-to-practice (KTP) initiative. We continue to support this collaborative of 87 hospitals with 400+ participants, who are working together and sharing their successes in quality improvements that focus on senior-friendly care for hospitalized older adults.

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TCLHIN Planning and Coordination for Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS)

The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TCLHIN) has enhanced our role, which now includes system level coordination and performance management for SGS not only for our participating organizations, but across the LHIN.

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