Wellness, Independence & Quality of Life in Aging

Who We Serve

Target population

The North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services (NSM SGS) program supports frail seniors in the North Simcoe Muskoka region and their caregivers.

Who is a Frail Senior?

While most seniors live healthy and active lives, some become frail, facing complex health problems putting them at risk of losing their independence. This can increase the risk of Emergency Department visits, hospital admissions and/or being placed prematurely in a long-term care home.
These seniors can have multiple chronic medical conditions as well as geriatric syndromes like dementia, depression, falls, weakness and other issues. This complex presentation can complicate accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Often there are social situations at play which impact the senior’s home situation or caregiver supports. This can further complicate care. A frail senior is sometimes like a house of cards …. pull one card out and things start falling apart!

Where is the North Simcoe Muskoka Region

The North Simcoe Muskoka region encompasses the District of Muskoka, most of the County of Simcoe and a portion of Grey County. The NSM LHIN is divided for planning purposes into 5 sub-regions: Barrie and Area, Couchiching, Muskoka, North Simcoe and South Georgian Bay.