Pandemic Clinical Resources and Supports – Older Adults Living With Complexity

COVID-19 and Older Adults Living With Complex Health Concerns

This information has been compiled to support the continued delivery of care to older adults living with complex health conditions (e.g. frailty), during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Especially at this time, it is important to maintain and in many cases to enhance care to this population, as older adults with complex health conditions are uniquely susceptible to adverse outcomes resulting from gaps in care and reduction in essential services. This can lead to long-term morbidity and premature institutionalization of individuals.

Searchable Clinical Resource List (check back frequently for updates)

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Pandemic (COVID-19) Resources – Older Adults Living With Frailty (searchable)

Links to other sites with information relevant to Specialized Geriatric Services

Behavioural Supports Ontario (brainXchange) – COVID-19 Resources

Ontario College of Family Physicians – COVID resources

Regional Geriatric Programs of Toronto

Canadian Geriatrics Society

Canadian Medical Association – Clinical Resources and Guidelines

British Geriatrics Society – COVID Resources

Link to MOH Guidance Site

http://health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/2019_guidance.aspx

Find specific public health advice and information at:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

For Ontario Telemedicine Network – support for virtual visits

https://otn.ca/covid-19

For physician billing information:

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/4000/bul4745.aspx