Assess and Restore Approach

Assess & Restore is the name used to describe a fundamental shift in the way we approach healthcare delivery for Ontario’s community-dwelling older adults. This shift includes an increased focus on the prevention of functional decline and hospitalization, through proactive risk screening and improved access to geriatric assessment and restorative services.

The philosophy behind an Assess & Restore approach to care is based on research evidence, which indicates that proactively screening older adults for risk of functional decline, and providing access to geriatric-focused assessment, and restorative interventions, improves health outcomes and prolongs community independence

The Five Elements of an Assess and Restore Model Approach to Care:


(Assess & Restore Guideline. MOHLTC, 2014)

Learn more about Assess and Restore and the MOHLTC Assess & Restore Guideline at: