Older Adults with Frailty

Older Adults with Frailty

The RCA continues to promote best practice rehabilitative care to prevent functional decline and falls among community-dwelling older adults, through the following initiatives:

  • Best practice framework for older adults living with frailty

    The RCA and Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario have developed a best practice framework to guide rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty. Resources and a gap analysis tool have been developed to support implementation by organizations, Ontario Health Teams and regions. A Facilitating Implementation Conversations Series is currently underway to support early adopters in implementing the framework.
  • Post-fall rehabilitative care pathway implementation

    The RCA has developed and piloted evidence-based pathways for primary care and emergency departments to connect frail older adults who fall with rehabilitative care to prevent functional decline and additional falls. Piloting of a recently developed draft pathway and toolkit for community paramedicine is currently underway.

The frameworks, post-fall pathways and additional resources can be found here.