A key to the success of any regional program is the degree of collaboration that is evident when developing and implementing strategic plans. Our regional program has the privilege of working with many diverse partners across the continuum of care. We recognize productive working relationships help produce outcomes that are:
- Sustainable as a result of stakeholder feedback and “buy in”
- Broadly supported in the community,
- Enriched through healthy debate and discussion
- Focus projects and reduce redundancy of effort and
- Recognize the interdependency of system components in the delivery of care (we can’t afford to work in isolation of each other)
We have a working relationship with the following sectors, organizations and committees:
- Acute Care
- Long Term Care
- Community Care Service Providers
- Primary Care
- Complex Continuing Care
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Geriatric Medicine
- Local Health Integration Networks (3, 4 and 6)
- Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging, McMaster University
- Dementia Networks
- Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN)
- Regional Specialized Geriatric Services committees
- Dementia Networks
- Geriatric Research Groups
- Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
- Seniors Coalition groups
Committee for the Enhancement of Elder Friendly Environments (CEEFE)
CEEFE is a committee of the Regional Geriatric Program central with representation from Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, St. Peter’s Hospital, and Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital.
The objectives of CEEFE include:
- To achieve an Elder Friendly Environment in all areas of Hamilton Hospitals.
- To foster positive attitudes to aging in all hospital staff.
- To promote a physical environment which is conducive to the safety, comfort
and ease of wayfinding for older individuals and those with disabilities.
- To advise hospital management on the development and implementation of programs to enhance the care of older people.
- To promote the dissemination of new and existing knowledge widely, to support the above directions