Program Evaluation of SeeMe™: Understanding Frailty Together

Authors

  • Andrea Liu Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care
  • Danielle Sinden Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care
  • Jennifer Plant Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care
  • Melissa Norman Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care
  • Daniela Acosta Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care
  • Amy Hsu Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care, Bruyère Research Institute https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2747-4121
  • Benoît Robert Perley Health Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.25.528

Keywords:

Frailty, frailty-informed care, long-term care, program evaluation, goals of care planning

Abstract

Background 

Perley Health has implemented SeeMe™: Understanding frailty together (www.perleyhealth.ca), a comprehensive approach to care that integrates the assessment and management of frailty, with an emphasis on goals of care planning. 

Methods 

Program evaluation over the first year of SeeMe™ used a mixed-methods approach involving quantitative data from surveys, goals of care preferences, hospital transfers, and qualitative data from interviews. 

Results 

The SeeMe™ training is an effective way to educate nurses and physicians in long-term care about frailty. For residents with documented care preferences prior to SeeMe™, there was a 15% reduction in the number of residents who preferred to be transferred to hospital post-SeeMe™ implementation. There was no significant decrease in hospital transfers during the first year the program was introduced. 

Conclusion 

After the roll-out of SeeMe™, nurses, physicians, and families reported high satisfaction with the program, and nurses reported an increase in knowledge and confidence. There was also a reduction in the number of residents and families selecting to transfer to hospital. This suggests that the education from SeeMe™ influenced residents and families to choose less invasive interventions in the context of frailty and quality of life goals. 

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Published

2022-03-02

How to Cite

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Liu A, Sinden D, Plant J, Norman M, Acosta D, Hsu A, Robert B. Program Evaluation of SeeMe™: Understanding Frailty Together. Can Geriatr J [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 2 [cited 2022 May 16];25(1):1-31. Available from: https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/528

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Original Research