SIPA Research Program
System of Integrated Services for the Frail Elderly
The demonstration project aimed to implement a model for the frail elderly living in the community and to evaluate by means of an experimental device, its comparative advantage in regards to existing services in Montreal. The evaluation was on impact on health, utilization of services, cost of services, quality of care and the implementation and organization of services.
The SIPA project was carried out on the Island of Montreal over a period of 22 months from 1999 to 2001.
- respond appropriately to the needs of older persons with disabilities
- maintain and promote the independence and capacity of older persons to make choices, while respecting their dignity
- optimize the use of community, hospital and institutional resources
Additional information about SIPA
Monette , McGill University
J. L. Denis, A.P. Contandriopoulos, F. Ducharme, Université de Montréal