The Programs and Initiatives that fall under the umbrella of Seniors Care Network are focused on frail seniors or older seniors whose complex health concerns threaten their independence and function. The following programs reflect the use of enhanced geriatric expertise, inter-professional teams, and organizational collaboration. Together, we are sharing this expertise and ways to deliver care that is responsive to our client, patient and family needs and ultimately provides the best health experience for seniors.
Current Specialized Geriatric Services and Programs include:
- Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN), providing comprehensive geriatric care for at-risk seniors
- Nurse Practitioners Supporting Teams Averting Transfers (NPSTAT), helping to support seniors in long-term care, and keeping them out of the hospital
- Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO), helping seniors with responsive behaviours, while improving quality of life
- Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM), supporting frail seniors in hospital Emergency Departments
- Senior Friendly Care Initiatives, improving the experience and outcomes of seniors when they are hospitalized by preventing their physical and mental decline.
- MINT Memory Clinics (previously primary care collaborative memory clinics), help family doctors care for their patients by completing specialized memory assessments and plans for care.
This primary care based service is offered in collaboration with an interprofessional team hosted by Alzheimer Society Durham Region.