Experiencing Aging: Resources

Throughout Experiencing Aging, we’ve referred to many different resources. Below is a list of of additional resources on aging and health care for those who are interested in learning more. This is not an exhaustive list, but can act as a starting point for gaining more knowledge on the policy framework and other initiatives in Ontario.

Working with Seniors Module: The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

http://michener.ca/aging-simulation/ 

 

General Senior-Friendly Health Care Resources

Serving Frail Seniors in Ontario: (RGPs)

https://www.rgps.on.ca/caregiving-strategies/

 

Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors

https://dr6j45jk9xcmk.cloudfront.net/documents/215/ontarioseniorsactionplan-en-20130204.pdf

 

Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors (2017)

https://files.ontario.ca/ontarios_seniors_strategy_2017.pdf 

The Senior Friendly Care Framework (2017)

https://www.rgps.on.ca/initiatives/sfcare/

 

Regional Geriatrics Programs

https://rgps.on.ca

Local Regional Geriatrics Programs:

 

Senior Friendly Hospitals

http://seniorfriendlyhospitals.ca

 

Dementia Villages

http://dementiavillage.com

 

PATHway to Aging Well

https://pathwaytoagingwell.com

 

Ontario’s Seniors Secretariat

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-seniors-accessibility

 

Seniors Health Knowledge Network

http://seniorshealthknowledgenetwork.ca

 

Integrated Funding Models

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ecfa/funding/ifm/
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ecfa/funding/ifm/docs/webcast_slides.pdf

 

Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa

http://www.rgpeo.com/media/41622/creating%20a%20senior%20friendly%20physical%20environment.pdf

 


Primary Care Resources

 

Canadian Disability Policy Alliance

http://www.disabilitypolicyalliance.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Family-Health-Teams.pdf

 

Canadian Medical Association

The State of Seniors Health Care in Canada, 2016

 

Towards Age-friendly Primary Health Care – World Health Organization

http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43030/1/9241592184.pdf

 


Emergency Department Resources

 

Alzheimer’s Society ER preparedness tools

English: www.Alzheimer.ca/hospitalvisitsFrench: www.Alzheimer.ca/visiteshopital

 

Baycrest has tips to help Seniors prepare for a visit to the E.D.

https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2016/06/06/being-prepared-can-make-er-visits-safer-and-less-stressful.html

 

Geri-EM – Personalized E-Learning in Geriatric Emergency Medicine

http://geri-em.com/ 

 

North York General Hospital Emergency Department’s Montessori approach for dementia patients

https://www.nygh.on.ca/areas-care/medicine-and-elder-care/specialized-geriatric-services/memory-clinic

 

A Silver Spring ER Aims to Serve Older Patients – Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/26/AR2009012601872.html?sid=ST200901260196

 


Home Care Resources

 

Changing the Conversation – Accreditation Canada

https://accreditation.ca/changing-conversation

 

House Calls

http://www.seniorshousecalls.ca/about-us.html

 

Living Space Design for People with Dementia – University of Stirling

http://dementia.stir.ac.uk/system/files/filedepot/12/good_practice_in_the_design_of_homes_and_living_spaces_for_people_living_with_dementia_and_sight_loss_final.pdf

 

Client-Centred Care in the Canadian Home and Community Sector

http://www.capch.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Client-Centred-Care-in-the-Canadian-Home-and-Community-Sector-Final-Report.pdf

 

 

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