This guide provides key elements of the Home First program to implement and guide the transition and management of patients from institutional care to the home setting. It is meant to act as a resource guide for the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in implementing a Home First program and provides a set of provincial performance metrics to measure progress and success. 36 pages.

The author reviews what is known about frailty, including its definition, epidemiology, and pathophysiology, and examines potential areas of future research. 7 pages.

A flowchart algorithm which recommends the approach and steps to take when performing the Geriatric Periodic Health exam. 1 page.

This research paper discusses the need to develop more efficient methods to detect frailty and measure its severity to inform routine clinical practice in the elderly and guiding choices in relation to invasive procedures and treatment toward more appropriate goal directed care. 11 pages.

Based on data from the 1996/1997 (institutional component) and 1998/1999 (household component) National Population Health Survey, this article identified that seniors were major consumers of prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) products, and natural and alternative medicines. Almost all (97%) seniors living in long-term health care institutions were current medication users (medication use in the two days before their interview), as were 76% of those living in private households. Over half (53%) of seniors in institutions and 13% of those in private households used multiple medications (currently taking five or more different medications). 9 Pages.

This best practice guideline is intended to provide nurses and other health care professionals with evidence-based recommendations and resources related to the assessment and care of adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours.
122 Pages.

The purpose of this practice guideline is to provide clinical practice recommendations for clinicians who encounter people 65 years of age and older who are at high risk for suicide because they are thinking about it, are planning it or have recently tried to harm or kill themselves. 40 Pages.  Certain details are required in order to download the full Guidelines.

This practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and treatment of depression in older adults for clinicians. The website provides a number of assessment tools and resources created through collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics and depression. 66 pages plus other resources.

This job aid outlines how the RAI-MDS integrates with a P.I.E.C.E.S. Approach and presents pathways to support integration.
2 pages.

This comprehensive resource provides seniors and their partners in care with information about living with dementia, planning for the future, the caregiving journey and working with your health care team. 162 Pages.