In 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) asked the newly developed Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Office (PGLO) to identify and map the various programs, services and human resources that are delivering specialty health care services to older people living with complex health concerns (i.e. frailty) across Ontario.
The PGLO, which is a resource serving the broad clinical field of geriatrics, agreed to this request on the condition that information collected would be vetted, shared and available to any contributors from the field so that planning happens in concert with front line clinicians.
This project was intended to contribute to a current state view of specialized geriatric services across the province of Ontario, with a focus on the supply and utilization of health services designed for older people living with frailty (e.g. referred to as specialized geriatric services). This work will contribute to future capacity planning to inform the planning, design and delivery of sufficient and appropriate services to meet the needs of older people living with frailty in Ontario.
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