Accreditation Canada's Senior Populations Standards are used by regional health organizations that are responsible for coordinating or providing health services to individuals aged 65 and older in a defined geographic region or catchment area. Depending on the mandate of the organization, it may support programs and activities or deliver them directly.
To meet the diverse needs of seniors, organizations provide services to promote healthy aging, assist seniors in maintaining their autonomy and independence, and support families and caregivers. Health services are tailored to identify seniors at risk, provide early interventions for those at risk, and integrate and coordinate health services for all seniors across the continuum of care (including primary care, community care, acute care, restorative care, long-term care, and end-of-life care).
These standards contain the following sections:
- Investing in services for seniors
- Promoting health and wellness
- Integrating and coordinating services for seniors across the continuum of care
- Basing decisions on research and evidence
- Monitoring quality and achieving positive outcomes