For Health Professionals

Essential Care Partner Resources

The following organizations have developed resources to support the safe participation of essential care partners in health and care settings:

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

In response to the reports of racism experienced by our specialized geriatric services (SGS) colleagues, Seniors Care Network convened an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Group in June 2020. The Task Group met on a periodic basis to attain a better understanding of this concerning issue, and developed a framework and an accompanying resource guide to help facilitate our ongoing approach. Seniors Care Network is thankful to our colleagues who contributed to formulating this action-oriented Framework, and who shared their lived experiences with racial discrimination during group discussions.

Our work does not end here. We recognize that discrimination comes in many forms and we are committed to working with our programs and partners to foster an inclusive and non-discriminatory culture across  Central East SGS. To access the resources (including the Framework for Addressing Racism and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resource Guide), please click here or click the image.

Ontario Health (East) Central East Region Intra-COVID Hybrid Adult Day Program Model Guidelines

The CE Intra-COVID Hybrid ADP Model Guidelines were developed utilizing a co-design methodology. These Guidelines have been informed by evidence, and the input and collective wisdom of over 50 representatives from the 17 Adult Day Program providers in the Ontario Health (East), Central East Region, and the Seniors Care Network staff. The goal of the guidelines is to facilitate the provision of consistent, high-quality, client-centred programs and services during the pandemic.

Keep Everyone Safe – Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Our health system is facing unprecedented pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data regarding the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines continues to evolve. However, all approved vaccines lower one’s risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Therefore, Seniors Care Network has developed this document with some information and a list of resources.

Prioritizing the Psychological Well-being of Staff Working in Specialized Geriatric Services

COVID-19 continues to have a considerable impact on the psychological well-being of health care workers.  Therefore, Seniors Care Network has developed this document with some information and a list of resources.

American Geriatric Society (AGS) Cognitive Screening Toolkit

The AGS Cognitive Screening Toolkit provides information about and links to free, open access cognitive screening tests that are recommended by the USPSTF. The toolkit can serve as a resource for clinicians to better understand cognitive screening tools, which have been validated in primary care settings and are available for free. This toolkit can help in selecting the appropriate cognitive screening tool to use with primary care patients.

(Please note that users must sign into the website in order to access the toolkit, but access is free for all users.)

Molnar, F., Benjamin, S., Hawkins, S.A., Briscoe, M., & Ehsan, S. (2020). One Size Does Not Fit All: Choosing Practical Cognitive Screening Tools for Your Practice. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Doi:10.1111/jgs.16713

Citizen Engagement Strategic Framework

An Evaluation Framework for Specialized Geriatric Services

Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario

The Value of Functional History (Presentation)