ESOGER1© >> ISOLATED SENIORS AT RISK
COVID-19 has given way to an unprecedented health care crisis, especially with regard to elderly persons aged 70 and above, who risk suffering from direct, more frequent and more serious complications from the infection than young persons would.
Furthermore, the current social distancing recommendations which are being undertaken as a preventative measure may increase the risk of indirect complications for elderly persons, such as lack of follow-up, greater risk of chronic illness decompensation due to health care channel reorganization and other factors, including anxiety, depressive symptomatology, nondisclosure of symptoms for fear of needing to travel to the hospital, poor access to medication due to confinement…
WHAT IS ESOGER1© (ÉVALUATION SOCIO-GÉRIATRIQUE DE PREMIER NIVEAU EN PÉRIODE DE DISTANCIATION SOCIALE OR FIRST LEVEL SOCIO-GERIATRIC EVALUATION IN PERIODS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING)?
The Centre of Excellence on Longevity at the McGill RUISSS designs and develops autonomy and human longevity tools to assist elderly persons, their caregivers, medical-social care professionals and communities. We have designed, tested and are now making available a socio-geriatric tracking tool for elderly persons, for use during the current isolation period, named ESOGER1.
ESOGER1 is a way to comprehensively and remotely evaluate the socio-geriatric situation of a specific elderly person, by determining possible complications and recommending action. It enables health care and social/administrative professionals to identify at risk elderly persons, and therefore to prioritize interventions in critical, overloaded times, such as the situation we are currently experiencing. In a crisis such as COVID-19, it is crucial to identify the most at risk elderly persons in a timely fashion, so that we may put in place the correct interventions which will prevent both complications and overcrowding of health and social care channels.
Targeting the right persons, while forgetting none!
ESOGER1 IS: A clinical tool used to track at risk socio-geriatric situations. It is easy to use by socio-medical personnel or non-medically trained professionals.
ESOGER1 IS NOT: A medical act or remote consultation. It is also not a scientific research tool.
ESOGER1 is essentially a “risk score” which proposes to trigger specific actions in response to certain results, such as communicating with a social centre or nurse, or requesting medical intervention…
ESOGER1 asks the right questions and generates a result which can be immediately interpreted by all medical-social care professionals.
WHO MAY USE ESOGER1©?
ESOGER1 is a short (5 min) survey to be undertaken over the phone with the elderly person or a caregiver. It tracks social and gerontological indicators to determine an applicable risk level, and may detect situations requiring one or several preventative interventions.
ESOGER1 may be administered by medical personnel, but also by administrative and other non-medically trained personnel.
A hospital, administration or community could therefore, in periods of health crisis, continue or put in place essential follow-up procedures for isolated elderly persons with any available human resources.
WHERE IS ESOGER1© FOUND?
ESOGER1 is freely available on the secure Centre of Excellence on Longevity Internet platform.
Access to ESOGER1 and its use are both free and anonymous. As required by applicable ethical and confidentiality regulations, none of the entered data will be saved by the platform.
You may complete ESOGER1 online and save the results on your computer (xls or pdf) or in print. You may also download ESOGER1 as an Excel file and use it freely from your own computer.
ESOGER1 facilitates the tracking of isolated elderly persons who require help or intervention.
As a first level evaluation, ESOGER1 may never replace REQUESTING ADVICE FROM A HEALTH OR SOCIAL CARE PROFESSIONAL.
EVOLUTION AND ACCESSIBILITY OF ESOGER1©
ESOGER1 has just been implemented and will frequently be improved and updated: do not hesitate to reach out to us if you wish to contribute to its improvement or be made aware of new versions at email@example.com.
ESOGER1 is available in both French and English. Should you wish to voluntarily translate the survey into another language, we will be more than happy to make it available online.
ESOGER1© is the exclusive property of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity. The Centre of Excellence on Longevity cannot be held responsible for its fraudulent application or misuse. ESOGER1 has not yet been validated as a clinical tool, and as such the Centre of Excellence on Longevity may not be held liable with regard to any generated results or scores. ESOGER1 is a tracking tool, and it cannot guarantee the health and safety of the surveyed person. It does not dispense medical advice: ESOGER1 results must be validated by a health or social care professional.
If you have any questions or suggestions with regard to ESOGER1, do not hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.