This presentation explores the importance of identifying frailty as a marker for vulnerable community dwelling seniors. It identifies potentially remediable risk factors for frailty and describes the key components of a strategy to minimize frailty and its negative consequence. 55 Slides.

This presentation reviews the importance of identifying frailty as a marker for vulnerable community and hospitalized seniors. Dr. Puxty explains how to identify potentially remediable contributory factors to decline in mobility and function in frail elderly. 46 Slides.

The study tested the IADL Profile tool developed incorporating executive function to better estimate independence of IADL's for individuals with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The researchers reported the study provided strong preliminary evidence for the IADL's Profile reliability when administered by occupational therapists who participated in a 3 day workshop and adds to previous studies of the tool's validity and generalizability for clinical use. 11 pages.

The author of this descriptive research paper concludes that the PHE is a valuable tool in outpatient clinical practice and may reveal numerous important diagnoses or risk factors not always identified through routine screening. 8 Pages.

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.

This short assessment checklist/tool developed for use in primary care assists the clinician to review the client's ongoing medical issues and deliver preventative health care as part of the periodic health exam for the average-risk, male patient. Investigation and immunization sections address the ≥ 65 yr. age group. 2 pages.

This short assessment checklist/tool developed for use in primary care assists the clinician to review the client's ongoing medical issues and deliver preventative health care as part of the periodic health exam for the average-risk, female patient. Investigation and immunization sections address the ≥ 65 yr. age group. 2 pages.

This scoring assessment tool helps the clinician determine a client's ability to perform 8 instrumental activities of daily living: meal preparation, ordinary housework, managing finances and medications, stairs, phone use, shopping, and transportation.
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A flowchart algorithm which recommends the approach and steps to take when performing the Geriatric Periodic Health exam. 1 page.

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