March 2021
In Pandemic Times
Innovative ways to help you achieve better health outcomes for older adults with frailty.
Will you prevent delirium today?
Delirium is a preventable medical emergency which is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Up to 3 out of 4 older people can experience delirium after surgery or a serious illness.

Preventing delirium is an essential part of care for all older adults. Here are 5 things that you can do today to improve delirium prevention in your practice, and in your organization:
  1. Learn what quality delirium care looks like by reviewing Ontario's new Quality Standard - Delirium
  2. Find out if delirium is considered a priority and preventable harm in your organization. If it isn't, share the "Case for Improvement" deck with a senior leader and advocate for change.
  3. Provide information to older adults and their caregivers such as the Delirium Patient Guide so they can play an active role in prevention.
  4. Post the Delirium Prevention Poster (available in 17 languages) in patient rooms and staff areas.
  5. Use the sfCare Learning Series - Delirium (ready-to-use education and tools for clinicians, personal support workers, older adults, and caregivers).

Our sfCare coaches share bright ideas to support care providers of older adults living with frailty. Questions about sfCare or bright ideas for us to share? - email us!
Vaccine resource for older adults
COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know - a patient booklet which busts myths and answers questions for older adults and their caregivers.

Our COVID-19 page provides up-to-date, practical tools and guidance on providing care to older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online caregiving strategies course
Offered by Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, this free online course is designed for caregivers who are providing care and support to older adults living with frailty. The course is self-paced, over eight weeks, from April 19-June 14. Learn more / register now.