Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers

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What are specialized geriatric services?

How to help your older family member with frailty

We have answered your most frequently asked questions around helping an older...

Specialized Geriatric Services – A Patient’s Perspective

Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) are a range of health care services, which...

I’m caring for an older person with frailty. What do I need to know?

Caregiving Strategies Course & Handbook

Co-developed with caregivers, this self-directed course covers 8 topics: changes in thinking...

Emergency Visit Checklist for People with Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) have developed a series of checklists...

How to help your older family member with frailty

We have answered your most frequently asked questions around helping an older...

Ontario Caregiver Helpline

The Ontario Caregiver Helpline is a one-stop resource for information and referrals...

What should I know, ask, or tell my health provider?

Delirium Caregiver Handout

Includes take home messages for what caregivers should know, do, ask, or...

Medications Patient Handout

Includes tips for what patients should know, ask, tell, or do for...

Nutrition Patient Handout

Includes take home messages for what patients should know, ask, or tell...

Pain Patient Handout

Includes take home messages for what patients should know, ask, tell, or...

Urinary Incontinence Patient Handout

Includes tips for what patients should know, ask, or do for urinary...

Where can I find reliable health information for older adults?

Senior Friendly 7 – Delirium Toolkit

Delirium chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language definition of delirium,...

Senior Friendly 7 – Medications Toolkit

Polypharmacy chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language information on what...

Senior Friendly 7 – Mobility Toolkit

Mobility chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language information on the...

Senior Friendly 7 – Nutrition Toolkit

Nutrition chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language definition of nutrition...

Senior Friendly 7 – Pain Toolkit

Pain chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language information on types...

Senior Friendly 7 – Urinary Continence Toolkit

Urinary continence chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language definitions of...

Senior Friendly 7 Complete Toolkit

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the...

How can I stay active at home?

Prescription for Physical Activity Patient Handout

Includes a menu of 10 exercises that can be done at home....

Stretch Lift or Tap (SLoT): How Older Adults Can Stay Active at Home

Ideas for how to Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT) during activities of...

Stretch, Lift, Tap – How to do Seated Leg Lifts

This resource describes how to do seated leg lifts throughout the day....

Stretch, Lift, Tap – How to Tap Throughout the Day

This resource describes how to tap sideways whether sitting or standing. Think...

Stretch, Lift, Tap – Instructions from Older Adults

Looking for more instruction? This resource has suggested movement routines for when...

Stretch, Lift, Tap – Stay Active While Doing Laundry!

This resource describes how to move more while folding bed linen and...

Sunnybrook Specialized Geriatric Services Exercise Videos

A series of 5 instructional videos to help older adults with frailty...

I’m feeling lonely. What can I do?

Senior Friendly 7 – Social Engagement Toolkit

Social engagement chapter of the SF7 toolkit. Includes plain language definitions of...

Social Prescription Handout

Prescription template for activity inside and outside the home. Intended to be...

I have a virtual care appointment. Who can teach me how to use the technology?

TechServTO

TechServTO is a federally funded organization that supports older adults to solve...

Where can I find reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccines?

Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Older Adults

Vaccine myth-busting resources (tip sheet, video, and slide deck) for clinicians, developed...

What Older Adults Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

An updated comprehensive guide for older adults on COVID-19 vaccines. Developed by...