Seniors Care Network/Regional Specialized Geriatric Services - updated June 18, 2014
The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) is committed to building a network of services to meet the needs of its rapidly growing and aging population of seniors. This is being achieved in part through a LHIN-wide regional approach to coordinating, organizing and governing existing and new specialized geriatric services in partnership with the Seniors Care Network, previously known as the Central East LHIN's Regional Specialized Geriatric Services entity.
Working together with Central East LHIN-funded health service providers and others who deliver services to seniors, Seniors Care Network is focused on developing a comprehensive, coordinated system of specialized health and mental health services for frail seniors in the Central East Region of Ontario. Creating integrated “Systems of Care” will provide the additional support required to help more seniors to live independently at home and will reduce home care wait times, as well as increase access to community supports including mental health services.
Improving Care – Fostering Excellence – Increasing Awareness
To create the best health experience for frail seniors in the Central East LHIN
The board of Seniors Care Network is made up of a group of senior health care leaders representative of hospitals, community service providers, seniors’ advocates and others from across the Central East LHIN. Supported by the LHIN, the board of Seniors Care Network is accountable for the development, delivery and monitoring of an integrated regional system of Specialized Geriatric Services for frail seniors.
To learn more about Seniors Care Network, previously known as RSGS and the work it is doing to achieve the Seniors Aim, please click on the links below:
Strategic Plan 2013- 2015
To download a pdf of the Central East RSGS Strategic Plan which contains three strategic priorities - Improving Care, Fostering Excellence and Increasing Awareness, please click HERE.
Specialized Geriatric Services include:
Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
- Trained health professionals and programming helping older people with challenging behaviours resulting from dementia and cognitive issues.
Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN)
- Health professional teams providing comprehensive assessments and creating care plans with seniors and families to optimize function and independence and keep older people living at home.
Geriatric Emergency Management (GEM) Nurses
- Nurses working in the emergency department who conduct assessments and provide support to older people experiencing acute health
concerns, with a focus on trying to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions.
Nurse Practitioners Supporting Teams Averting Transfers (NPSTAT)
- Nurse practitioners responding to residents of Long-‐Term Care facilities experiencing acute health concerns, helping to avoid transfers to hospital
Please watch this space as the Seniors Care Network supports the implementation of the new GAIN (Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network) Community Teams.
- Kelly Kay Appointed Executive Director for Seniors Care Network - posted June 18, 2014
- First Annual Regional Conference Focuses on Issues Related to Health and Older Adults - posted June 16, 2014
- Trent University’s Dr. Stephen Katz named Key Note Speaker at First Annual Regional Conference Focused on Issues Related to Health and Older Adults - posted March 11, 2014
- RSGS Fact Sheet - posted January 30, 2014
- New Regional Specialized Geriatric Services’ Strategic Plan Puts Focus on Best Health Experience for Frail Seniors in Central East LHIN - posted December 5, 2013
- TVN Names Kelly Kay Interdisciplinary Fellow for Gerontology & Aging - posted November 7, 2013
- Presentations form 2013 GAIN Education Day, please click HERE - posted November 4, 2013
- New Report supports the need for Community-based Seniors’ Care- posted October 31, 2013
- Inter-Professional Geriatric Services (IGS) Fellowship Initiative essays, please click HERE. - posted May 2013
- Report on 2012 GAIN Education Day, please click HERE. - posted October 2012
The entity is leading the development and implementation of a new model for providing specialized geriatric services for residents in Central East communities that builds on investments already made in areas such as geriatric assessment, geriatric emergency management and hospital activation programs.
RSGS Archival Resources
To learn more about the history of the RSGS Entity and reports that have supported its work, please click on the links below: