Seniors CARE (Collaboration, Activity, Rehabilitation, Education) is a group rehab program available to older adults living with frailty. Classes are offered 2 times/week for up to 12 weeks, virtually or in-person, in the Barrie, Couchiching, North Simcoe and South Georgian Bay regions. The program focuses on balance, coordination, upper and lower extremity strengthening, as well as health education and cognitive stimulation.
CARE is delivered by Registered Kinesiologists; support from SGS physiotherapist is available. Priority is given to those meeting the eligibility criteria and being discharged from Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) beds, Complex Continuing Care (CCC) beds, Convalescent Care Program (CCP) beds and patients of the SGS program.
Eligibility Criteria: Frail seniors (Clinical Frailty Scale 4-6):
- Hand hygiene and practice physical distancing
- Tolerate wearing a facemask for the duration of the in-person exercise class and pre/post assessments