Alternate Level of Care Leading Practices Guide

The Alternate Level of Care Leading Practices guide was developed by the Ontario ALC Leading Practices Working Group and identifies evidence-based leading practices for the care and proactive management of hospitalized older adults at risk of delayed transition to an appropriate setting that can be implemented in the emergency department, acute care and post-acute care settings. While the focus of this guide is on ALC prevention and management in hospitalized older adults, many of these leading practices can be applied to other patient populations.

Delirium Awareness Resources

Delirium is a medical emergency. Delirium may be under-recognized in older adults. Learn more about what you can to to identify and help to manage delirium.

Compendium of Educational Offerings

The Compendium of Educational Offerings Relevant to Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is a result of collaboration between the North East Specialized Geriatric Services (NESGC), Seniors Care Network, and Laurentian Research Institute for Aging (LRIA). This final result of this collaboration is an extensive compendium of educational offerings divided into 3 sections.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A summary of frequently asked questions that covers what is a comprehensive geriatric assessment, what are specialized geriatric services and what should be included in the ideal basket of specialized geriatric services. CGA performed by SGS can take place in a variety of settings. The RGPs advocate that CGA should be available across the continuum of health care services in community, emergency, inpatient, and longterm care settings, and delivered by an interprofessional, specialized geriatric team. 

Why is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment the Gold Standard?

Covers the CGA process as a tool, not just assessment, includes management plan and implementation. Includes robust evidence in the hospital setting that it increases likelihood of living at home and in other settings – prevents functional decline.

An Overview of RGP Programs

Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) provide a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services which assess and treat functional, medical, and psychosocial aspects of illness and disability in older adults.

Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

The purpose of this competency framework is to describe detailed practice expectations of health professionals participating in the CGA. This Framework will help health professionals to adequately prepare themselves to deliver interprofessional comprehensive geriatric assessments and interventions and work effectively in a specialized geriatrics environment.

Caregiver Education and Training Sf7 Toolkit

The SF7 Toolkit is a Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) resource that supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers in each sector and provides self management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit is available by individual topic, as well as by all topics together. All SF7 toolkit options are available on our website.