RCA initiatives support best practice care for community-dwelling older adults. Most recently, the RCA developed evidence-based care pathways for primary care and emergency departments to connect frail older adults who fall with rehabilitative care to prevent functional decline and additional falls. The care pathways:
The RCA is piloting the draft pathways in several regions of Ontario to finalize them before moving to broader implementation.
The RCA is also developing a best practices framework for standardized geriatric rehabilitative care across the continuum to support better clinical outcomes for frail older adults and improve flow within the system.
|Pathways to Post-Fall Rehabilitative Care|
|Post-Fall Pathway: Emergency Department - DRAFT (February 2019||Clinical pathway for ED assessment and referrals.|
|Post-Fall Pathway: Primary Care - DRAFT (February 2019)||Clinical pathway for primary care assessment and referrals.|
|Knowledge Exchange — A&R Evaluation|
|Assess & Restore 2017-18 Initiatives Summary (October 2018)||Description of all 2017/18 A&R initiatives.|
|Assess & Restore Shared Provincial Indicators (January 2018)||Description and technical definitions of standardized indicators for Assess & Restore reporting.|
|Assess & Restore 2016-17 Initiatives Summary (November 2017)||Description of all 2016/17 A&R initiatives.|
|Assess & Restore Review & Analysis (March 2017)||Review and analysis of the provincial impact of A&R funding from 2014/15 to Q2 2016/17.|
|Pan-LHIN A&R Logic Model (March 2017)||Logic model to demonstrate the collective impact of all initiatives funded by A&R funding.|
|Knowledge Exchange — Direct Access Priority Process (DAPP)|
|DAPP||Supports early identification of individuals with restorative potential who require inpatient rehabilitative care and facilitates referrals directly from the community.|
|Knowledge Exchange — Geriatric Syndromes|
|Frail Senior/Medically Complex Compendium (2015)||Summary of best practices from gold standard literature re: the assessment and treatment of geriatric syndromes.|