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Program Goals

The goals of the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario (RGPEO) are as follows:

Geriatric Assessment and Treatment

  • To provide seniors and their families with thorough health assessments, and to help them make decisions related to these assessments.
  • To provide opportunities for seniors to maximize their functioning through the provision of excellent and appropriate treatment, together with rehabilitation.

Education

  • To enable professionals who work with seniors to use the most effective methods in their practices by providing them with accessible, relevant, and state-of-the-art educational experiences.
  • To provide seniors, their families, and the community/general public with education regarding health and aging.

Research

  • To ensure effective, high quality, and efficient delivery of geriatric services through program evaluation.
  • To advance knowledge of geriatrics/gerontology through the stimulation, facilitation, and completion of broad-based clinical, epidemiological, and health service delivery research

Advocacy

  • To promote the development of an appropriate continuum of services for seniors in the Champlain region through the provision of planning, program development, and consultation services to other health and community services and to planning bodies
  • To promote the development of an appropriate continuum of services for seniors in the Champlain region through advocacy in partnership with seniors for an improved health care system.