The Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) selected and organized evidence-based tools from our Resource Library into this online Geriatric Medication Management Toolkit. This Toolkit contains:
Clinically-focused and validated tools to help you, and patients and their caregivers, identify patients at increased risk of experiencing a medication-related problem;
Intervention tools for homecare professionals, patients and their caregivers, to facilitate implementing proven strategies to manage medications;
Tools to help you, patients, and caregivers communicate more effectively about medication risks with other providers;
Guidelines and evidence-based best practices that provide an overview of the evidence for reducing medication-related problems and adverse drug events in older people.
This toolkit is a compilation of ideas and tools to support a more coordinated and effective community response to older women abuse. This resource outlines what makes older women abuse unique, offers promising practices that respond to these unique needs, explores the intent, meaning and practices of obtaining informed consent to share a woman's personal health information, offers an overview of safety planning, provides a tool to explore and prioritize medium and longer term actions and provides a service directory based on potential actions outlined in the activation plan. 37 Pages.
This guide provides key elements of the Home First program to implement and guide the transition and management of patients from institutional care to the home setting. It is meant to act as a resource guide for the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in implementing a Home First program and provides a set of provincial performance metrics to measure progress and success. 36 pages.
This booklet provides a condensed version of the BPSD in LTC for caregivers to understand these “challenging” behaviours and promote a therapeutic response. Topics include risk factors, prevention, making the diagnosis, treatment ( including Pharmacological Treatment: P.I.E.C.E.S. Psychotropic Template chart), Quality Improvement, Resident and Family education along with template questions for P.I.E.C.E.S., U-First and U.R.A.F. 25 Pages.
In Collaboration with Queen’s University’s Interfaculty IMPACT Programand Regional, Provincial and National Partners
The Mobile Interprofessional Coaching Team (MICT & MICT II) Projects aimed to improve care and supportive intersectoral, interprofessional practice for older adults with complex, chronic and co-morbid mental and physical health issues.
This best practice guideline is intended to provide nurses and other health care professionals with evidence-based recommendations and resources related to the assessment and care of adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours. 122 Pages.
The purpose of this practice guideline is to provide clinical practice recommendations for clinicians who encounter people 65 years of age and older who are at high risk for suicide because they are thinking about it, are planning it or have recently tried to harm or kill themselves. 40 Pages. Certain details are required in order to download the full Guidelines.
This practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the assessment and treatment of depression in older adults for clinicians. The website provides a number of assessment tools and resources created through collaboration with experts in the fields of geriatrics and depression. 66 pages plus other resources.
A resource guide for primary care providers with ready to use standardized assessment instruments and tools in the detection, assessment and management of cognitive impairment/dementia and co-morbid geriatric chronic mental and physical health disorders.
Tools are designated into two categories: A) Tools / instruments assessed for reliability and validity B) Frameworks and checklists to assist in assessment and shared support planning.