Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario and the Rehabilitative Care Alliance have released a new best practice framework to guide rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty.
Rehabilitative Care for Older Adults Living With/At Risk of Frailty: From Frailty to Resilience outlines best practices and the required components of rehabilitative care for older adults living with/at risk of frailty. The framework addresses a significant gap: while a variety of documents describe best practice care for this population, until now, no single framework has provided a standardized approach to rehabilitative care across the continuum.
The framework sets out the essential core elements and processes of care required when providing rehabilitative care to older adults living with/at risk of frailty, along with recommended best practices. It also provides guidance on how to implement these best practices within specific domains of care. Health care providers across the continuum will find the document valuable, particularly rehab care professionals, other clinicians who deliver care as part of the rehabilitative care team and operational leaders.
In March 2022, PGLO and RCA held an implementation event, facilitated by The Centre for Implementation. A participant handout was generated from workshop materials and participant feedback and is available to support local implementation. Many more implementation resources have been created by the RCA and can be accessed at https://rehabcarealliance.ca/older-adults-with-frailty-rehab-guidelines/
Download the document here
Download implementation handout here