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Processes of Care

The provision of care in a Senior Friendly Hospital is founded on evidence and best practices that acknowledge the physiology, pathology, and social science of aging and frailty. Care is delivered in a manner that ensures continuity within the health care system and in the community, so that the independence of seniors is preserved.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)

Evaluation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): Preventing Delirium and Functional Decline among Hospitalized Elder Patients
Joanne Chen, PT – Elder Life Specialist, Hospital Elder Life Program, Seniors’ Health Team, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre
Presented to the Ontario Gerontology Association, 31st Annual Conference, April 26, 2012

Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON)

The objective of the Council of Academic Hospitals in Ontario (CAHO) Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) project is to implement and evaluate an evidence-informed strategy to prevent functional decline in older patients admitted to hospital. The project focuses on the coordinated implementation of inter-professional early mobilization and mobility care standards across 14 CAHO hospitals.

Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON)
ARTIC Project Participant Information Package, January 2012

MOVE ON Early Mobilization Assessment Algorithm

MOVE ON Simplified Mobility Assessment Algorithm

MOVE ON Keep Moving -- Patient Handout

MOVE ON Benefits of Getting Out of Bed -- Poster for Patients

MOVE ON Hazards of Immobility-- Poster for Staff

MOVE ON Facilitating Mobility Presentation

MOVE ON Facilitating Mobility Quiz

MOVE ON Assessing Mobility Presentation

MOVE ON Assessing Mobility Quiz

Algorithm for Screening Delirium - In French

Algorithm for Screening Delirium Risk Factors - in French