Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario and the Rehabilitative Care Alliance have released a new best practice framework to guide rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty.
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.
Objectives of this presentation are to provide a brief overview the competency framework for interprofessional CGA and demonstrate how a framework can be applied to advance practice locally and provincially through the example of coordination of care with older people living with frailty.
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.
The self assessment tool is a living document that is meant to support the clinician to adequately prepare themselves to deliver interprofessional comprehensive geriatric assessment and interventions by supporting the ongoing growth and development of the core competencies outlined in the “A Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment”. Self assessment is integral to lifelong learning. It is beneficial to elicit feedback from a mentor and/or a supervisor when identifying learning needs and setting goals.
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.
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.