Senior Friendly Care During COVID-19


Infection prevention and  control measures have changed the way care is provided , and i t can be challenging to think of ways to optimize care for older adults. This 2-page, practical resource applies the  sfCare  Framework to the challenge of optimizing delirium care during the pandemic.
*RGP Resource* 
   
Information for Older Adults and Caregivers

2. COVID-19 Information and Services Guide (PDF) - A comprehensive guide for older adults  family/friend caregivers in the central east region of Ontario. Many of the resources listed are applicable across Ontario. 

3. Stretch, Lift, or Tap (SLoT) - How Older Adults Can Stay Active Indoors (PDF)A practical resource for frail older adults who are unable to leave their living spaces during the pandemic.
** The RGP is currently seeking feedback on this resource**
 Older adults who participate in a brief before and after survey will be entered in a draw to win a gift card! Email info@rgptoronto.ca to learn more. Please share with your networks.

Training Tools for Teams Redeployed to Long Term Care

4. COVID-19 Long Term Care Orientation for Redeployed Healthcare Workers: Webinar 4 (June 9, 2020)Content  will include practical   strategies for managing responsive behaviours during personal care.  The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants  Mario  Tsokas , RSW, BSW  and Lindsay Stacey MA, BASc.
*RGP Training*


5. Exploring the Impact of Mealtimes in LTC During an Outbreak (June 9, 2pm ET)-In this webinar, Heather Keller RD PhD will provide a brief overview on the importance of mealtimes and discuss changes in routines and opportunities for social engagement as a result of an outbreak. Most of the webinar will be focused on peer-sharing and supportive suggestions to make the most of mealtimes, even during outbreak status.

Upcoming Online Events

Virtual meeting from 9am to 4pm ET. Topics include reducing delirium in critically ill adults with  COVID-19, strategies to address iatrogenic sequelae of COVID-19, psychiatric sequelae of COVID delirium, etc.  
 
7. Geriatrics Institute Education Day- COVID-19 Special Virtual Sinai Health/UHN (June 25, 9am ET)A virtual conference beginning at 9am ET. This year's theme is entitled - A whole new world... healthcare transformation in a time of uncertainty: what COVID-19 now means for us.  
 
Past Webinar Recording

8. Key Palliative Care Considerations for Older Adults in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic (June 1, 2020) -  This webinar will aim to present evolving ED-based models for palliative care, provide a framework for ED-based goals of care conversations, review symptom management for older adults with COVID-19, and consider strategies to enhance palliative care in the ED .  

find senior friendly COVID-19 resources:  rgptoronto.ca/resources/covid-19/
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