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Health Care of the Elderly Program Committee

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Medical assistance in dying: Joule, a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) subsidiary, offers a foundational course* on end-of-life care, designed to assist physicians with understanding what is involved, how to advise patients and make an informed decision about whether to include assisted dying in their practice

Geri-EM—Personalized E-Learning in Geriatric Emergency Medicine: an e-learning website designed primarily for physicians working in emergency departments who want to provide optimal care to older patients; accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for 1.5 Mainpro+® certified Self-Learning credits

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Who we are

The Health Care of the Elderly (HCoE) Program Committee, a Section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM), is responsible for discussion and recommendations related to these College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) activities:

  • Communications and networking among members involved in Health Care of the Elderly
  • Development of CFPC policies and/or positions related to patient care and the practice needs/environment of members involved in Health Care of the Elderly
  • Advocacy on behalf of the members involved in the Health Care of the Elderly
  • Identification of areas in need of accredited continuing medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) programs related to Health Care of the Elderly

Health Care of the Elderly (HCOE) Program Committee Terms of Reference

HCoE Program Committee membership

The HCoE Program Committee has an opportunity to make an impact on physician care of the elderly and academic training. The growing size of Canada’s elderly population and its use of health care services will be one of the major health care challenges of the 21st century.

The HCoE Committee was accepted to the Section of CPFM in October 2009.

Chair

Dr. Sidney Feldman, Ontario, Chair 

Members

Dr. Mathieu Lafontaine-Godbout, Quebec representative

Dr. Robert Lam, Observer from the Canadian Geriatrics Society, Ontario

Dr. Fred Mather, Long-term Care representative, Ontario

Dr. Huy Nguyen, Atlantic Canada representative (New Brunswick/ Prince Edward Island/Nova Scotia/ Newfoundland and Labrador) 

Dr. Nancy Dixon, Saskatchewan/Manitoba Representative

Dr. Jed Shimizu, British Columbia/Alberta representative 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Staff

Dr. Allan Grill, Physician Advisor, MIGS

Supported by Program and Practice Support

Long-term Care Group

Chair

Dr. Fred Mather, Ontario

Members

Dr. Larry Barzelai, Long-term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada representative, British Columbia

Dr. Roger Butler, Newfoundland

Dr. Sidney Feldman, HCoE Chair, Ontario

Dr. Lyla Graham, Long-term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada representative, Ontario

Dr. Paddy Quail, Long-term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada representative, Alberta

Dr. Andrew Whynot, Long-term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada representative, Ontario

Contact information

Contact the Departments of Family Medicine for more information about Care of the Elderly Residency

Contact the HCoE by email at [email protected] for more information or to join the HCoE List Serve, a forum for training, service delivery and research

Resources

The Health Care of the Elderly (HCoE) Program Committee provides relevant materials, web resources, papers and clinical practice guidelines to those with an interest in providing health care to the elderly.*

*Disclaimer: Most of the materials on this site have come from external sources. The CFPC is not responsible for the accuracy, or reliability of application of these materials. Users wishing to verify this information should consult directly with the identified sources. The information on this site does not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the CFPC.

HCoE CPFM Committee Clinical Snippets

Rapid screening tools for dementia and depression; June 2017

Driving retirement; March 2017

Defining frailty; August 2016

The Senior Friendly Office; February 2016

 Gait and Balance Disorders in the Elderly; November 2015

Using the Alzheimer Society First Link® Program to Increase Access to Services; August 2015

Are Beta-Blockers untouchable after an MI?; June 2015

Chronic pain and osteoporosis; May 2015

The clinical frailty scale; April 2015

The benefit of membership in the Canadian Geriatric Society; February 2015

 Statins in the Nursing Home; October 2014

The Digital Divide; July 2014

Driving in Dementia - Clinical Updates Update 2. Older Drivers in Ontario; June 2014

The College of Family Physicians of Canada resources

Best Advice Guide: Communities of Practice in the Patient’s Medical Home

CanMEDS–Family Medicine: Working Group on Curriculum Review; October 2009

Specific Standards for Family Medicine Residency Programs Accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada: The Red Book; 2016

Canadian Family Physician—Care of the Elderly series

Resources for people with dementia: The Alzheimer Society and beyond
Frank C, Feldman S, Schulz M. Canadian Family Physician. December 2011; 57(12):1387-1391.

Office management of gait disorders in the elderly
Lam R. Canadian Family Physician. July 2011; 57: 765-770.

Commentary Care of the Elderly Series: Challenges and achievements in caring for the elderly
Frank C. Canadian Family Physician. November 2010; 56: 1101-1102.

Clinical Review Care of the Elderly Series: Office management of urinary incontinence among older patients
Frank C, Szlanta A. Canadian Family Physician. November 2010; 56:1115-1120.

Health Care of the Elderly online resources

Alzheimer Society Canada

Alzheimer Society Canada Long-term Care: when a person with dementia needs full time support, moving to a long-term care home

Baycrest: geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging

CARP: Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians (formerly the Canadian Association for Retired Persons)

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health

The Canadian Geriatrics Society

Government of Canada Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors Forum

Elder Abuse: It’s Time to Face the Reality

Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME: Providing Continuing Education for Doctors Who Care for Older Patients

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Elder Abuse Ontario: network for the prevention of elder abuse

Société québécoise de gériatrie (Quebec Society of Geriatricians)

Podcast on Geriatric Medicine

Public Health Agency of Canada: Aging & Seniors

Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) of Ontario

The Best of Both Worlds: A Palliative Approach in Dementia Care: webinar and related documents

Clinical guidelines

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society™ (CCS) Heart Failure Program: evidence-based guidelines with interactive workshops and webinars and practical resources

Dementia

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) diagnosis and treatment of dementia articles:

Introduction. Introducing a series based on the Third Canadian Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Chertkow H. CMAJ. January 29, 2008; 178(3)316-321.

2. Diagnosis
Feldman H, Jacova C, Robillard A, Garcia A, Chow T, Borrie M, et al. CMAJ. March 25, 2008; 178 (7) 825-836.

3. Mild cognitive impairment and cognitive impairment without dementia
Chertkow H, Massoud F, Nasreddine Z, Belleville S, Joanette Y, Bocti C, et al. CMAJ. May 06, 2008; 178 (10) 1273-1285.

4. Approach to management of mild to moderate dementia
Hogan D, Bailey P, Black S, Carswell A, Chertkow H, Clarke B, et al. CMAJ. October 07, 2008; 179(8)787-793.

5. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy for mild to moderate dementia
Hogan D, Bailey P, Black S, Carswell A, Chertkow H, Clarke B, et al. CMAJ. November 4, 2008; 179(10)1019-1026.

6. Management of severe Alzheimer disease
Herrmann N, Gauthier S. CMAJ. December 2, 2008; 179(12) 1279-1287.

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines (formerly The Canadian Diabetes Association)

Clinical practice tools

Dementia Toolkit for Primary Care
Mount Sinai Hospital: Sinai Health System. Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex. Toronto, ON; 2016.

Regional Geriatric Program of Ontario: The Geriatrics, Inter-professional Practice and Inter-organizational Collaboration (GiiC) Initiative
The Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario. Ottawa, ON; 2018.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) Caregiving Tools
NICE Tools Resource Center. Toronto, ON.

Cognitive screening tools

Cognitive Impairment - Recognition, Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
Guidelines and Protocols and Advisory Committee (GPAC), Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. BCGuidelines.ca. British Columbia. 2016.

Tool on Depression: Assessment and Treatment for Older Adults
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE). National Guidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: the Assessment and Treatment of Depression. www.ccsmh.ca. 2017.

Geriatric Depression Scale (online form)
Ashford W, Sharma A. Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital. 1986.

AlzheimerPrediction.ca
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Toronto, ON. 2018.

Health Care of the Elderly (HCoE) Program Committee newsletters

Summer 2016

Resources

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