Innovative model of interprofessional geriatric consultation: specialized seniors clinic

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Submitted by National Center... on Nov 24, 2015 - 4:08pm CST

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Case Study

As the Canadian population ages, healthcare systems have become increasingly interested in exploring new ways to deliver services to frail older adults, and in particular older adults with dementia. The Specialized Seniors Clinics (SSCs) are an innovative integrated network of six outpatient clinics in BC's Fraser Health Authority that utilize interprofessional teams to provide comprehensive geriatric assessments and care planning for frail older adults. The SSCs provided approximately 19,000 appointments in the past fiscal year, and clients and primary care physicians are highly satisfied with the model. This article describes the SSC model and provides reflection on the model development, implementation and standardization processes.

Laura Kadowaki
Helen Chow
Sarah Metcalfe
Kathleen Friesen