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 Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto, in partnership with Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and the RGPs of Ontario.

Using the SFH Framework as a foundation, improvement in Ontario hospitals has been driven by the identification of common priorities, sharing of resources and best practices, and the development of quality indicators. We document this progress through a second environmental scan of hospitals conducted in 2014 that highlights significant advancement in all five domains of the SFH Framework. Key learnings will be shared on how this framework and its self-assessment tool helped drive practice change. Click here to read more.