Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) provide a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services which assess and treat functional, medical, and psychosocial aspects of illness and disability in older adults who have multiple and complex needs. They are provided in a variety of settings by inter-professional teams with expertise in care of frail seniors. Working in collaboration with primary care physicians, community health professionals, and others RGPs
seek to meet the needs of the most frail and vulnerable seniors.
Since the formation of the provincial network, every region of the province has been assisted by an RGP to develop their geriatric services. In two LHINs, this has resulted in the formation of regional programs, which are now part of the RGPs of Ontario Network – Seniors Care Network in the Central East LHIN and the North East Specialized Geriatric Services in the North East LHIN. Each RGP has developed and evolved to respond to its local context and needs.