Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 21(1) April 2018 : 25-30.doi:10.12927/hcq.2018.25524
Caring for Seniors

Using an Evidence-Informed Framework and a Self-Assessment Tool to Drive Priority Setting and Action toward Senior-Friendly Care

Ada Tsang, Ken Wong, David Ryan, Marlene Awad and Barbara Liu


Since 2011, Ontario hospitals have been engaged in the Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) Strategy led by the Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto, in partnership with Ontario's Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and the RGPs of Ontario. Using the SFH Framework as a foundation, improvement in Ontario hospitals has been driven by the identification of common priorities, sharing of resources and best practices, and the development of quality indicators. We document this progress through a second environmental scan of hospitals conducted in 2014 that highlights significant advancement in all five domains of the SFH Framework. Key learnings will be shared on how this framework and its self-assessment tool helped drive practice change.



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