This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages.

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

Hearing loss is an important health concern which is often unrecognized and undertreated. Hearing loss can have many emotional and social consequences including social isolation, depression, safety issues, mobility limitations and reduced income and employment opportunities. In older adults, hearing loss has also been shown to be associated with poor quality of life and functional limitations.

If you’re having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, an assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to leave your home can be difficult, but by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about your needs and concerns, you can you can make the choice that’s right for you and ensure your senior years are happy and fulfilling.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This two page alogrorith helps clinicians reduce the use of antipsychotics. Last reviewed March 2018. 

The AFKCA is a community-based committee. The goal of the Alliance is to ensure Kingston is an age-friendly community that enables all citizens to live safely, age actively, maintain their health and participate fully in the community.

This pdf booklet contains step by step instructions for completing the enclosed Power of Attorney for Personal Care form.

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not  a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life. Between 3% and 14% of older adults meet the criteria for a diagnosable anxiety disorder.

Parlons-en a conçu des ressources pour vous aider a integrer ce volet essential des soins a votre pratique familiale achalandee. L’occasiom de parler de planification prealable des soins se presennte lordqu’il y a un changement dans l’etat de sante d’un personne. Cela dit, la planification prealable des soins, c'est pour tout le monde.

This Speak Up poster is intended for Family Practice Physicians.  It explains that Advance Care Planning (ACP) opportunities often arise when there is a change in your patient’s health, but ACP is appropriate for everyone.

 

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