Who is sfCare for?
Senior Friendly Care is designed to help your healthcare organization assess where they are on their sfCare journey and provides practical resources for implementing real change. The sfCare Framework provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. The Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like, but it is not a “how to guide”. The Toolkit helps bring this foundational vision to life by providing actionable recommendations and resources.
Who developed the sfCare Framework?
The sfCare Framework, which was developed by the RGP of Toronto in collaboration with provincial stakeholders, including older adults, caregivers, and care providers, provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. The Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like. The sfCare Getting Started Toolkit helps bring this foundation vision to life by providing 10 actionable recommendations and practical resources. The sfCare Getting Started Toolkit will be updated regularly with new tools and resources.
What is in the Getting Started Toolkit?
The sfCare Getting Started Toolkit helps healthcare organizations assess where they are on their sfCare journey, and provides practical resources for implementing real change. It includes:
- Self Assessment Tool – online tool to identify strengths and opportunities
- Implementation Resources – package of tips and practical tools which can be used to inform action plans
- Intro to sfCare Training – 5-minute videos for executives and staff on what senior friendly care is and why it’s important, the needs of older adults, and what executives and staff can do to make a difference
How do I access the Toolkit
sfCare Learning Series
Co-developed with geriatric clinical experts from Ontario, on behalf of the Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario, the sfCare Learning Series comprises introductory educational modules for clinicians, along with supporting posters (in English and French) and patient handouts on 7 key clinical topics: delirium, mobility, polypharmacy, pain, loneliness, nutrition, and urinary incontinence. To access the sfCare Learning Series click here