Supporting Older Persons at Home – Learning and Collaboration During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Thu, March 25, 2021

Hosted by AFHTO & Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario 

COVID-19 highlighted numerous barriers and challenges to providing integrated care for older persons living in the community. Join Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario in a discussion on how to better support older persons in the community using lessons learned during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss needs in primary care – focusing on the role of interprofessional teams – and offer some resources and tools to better support team-based care for older persons. We will also discuss how specialized geriatric service programs in your area can provide support to primary care clinicians.

  • Learn about Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario and regional partners to AFHTO membership;
  • Share experiences in the care of community-dwelling older adults living with complex health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Identify resources helpful to the care of community-dwelling older adults.

Dr. Sophiya Benjamin is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University. She is the co-founder of GeriMedRisk and is a geriatric psychiatrist serving seniors living with dementia at a Regional Specialized Mental Health Program in Kitchener. She also practices in long-term care and supports memory clinics. Dr. Benjamin is a co-medical director of Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario.
Dr. Kevin Young is Physician Lead, North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services. An internist and geriatrician, Dr. Young is the founder of the Orillia Seniors Care Clinic and the Director of Integrated Care for the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. Dr. Young is a co-medical director of Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario.

When: March 25, 2021 (12 pm - 1pm EST)

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