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Resources for Clinicians

Seniors are most vulnerable when hospitalized. Evidence shows that the hospital stay itself makes seniors more vulnerable to complications and loss of functional ability.

Sunnybrook uses a 4Ms framework of Senior Friendly Care for senior-related improvement work and consistency in direction across programs and services.

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Senior friendly care at Sunnybrook is safe, evidence-informed care that creates a better care experience for older adults.

what Matters most

Align care with goals and care preferences


Support daily mobility

Promote function, Activities of daily iving


Prevent, identify, treat, & manage:

  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • High Risk Behaviours


Ensure medication safety

Minimize impact of medication on the other Ms

*Based on the IHI's AgeFriendly Health Systems' 4Ms model.

The resources below are directed at healthcare providers with the goal of fostering a comprehensive approach to senior care.