Getting a MOVE ON (Mobilization of Vulnerable Elderly in Ontario Project): Ontario’s Solution to Senior Immobility and Functional Decline during Hospitalization

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Alexander Whelan


There is a need to make Ontario hospitals more senior friendly, since hospitalization can put seniors at risk for unnecessary long-term functional decline. To achieve this end, the Council of Academic Hospitals in Ontario (CAHO) has recently introduced the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario project (MOVE ON), with the goal of improving mobility in hospitalized seniors. This article explains the evidence supporting early mobilization of seniors, while outlining the MOVE ON project and exploring the potential barriers to early mobility programs. 

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