Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Releases "Looking for Balance" Report
HQO provides an overview of the state of antipsychotic medications being administered in Ontario's long term care homes. Click here for the full report.
TC LHIN's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan Now Available
Toronto Central Local Health Integration Networkplans, integrates and funds over 170 health service providers, including a Community Care Access Centre, community health centres, community support services, hospitals, long-term care homes and mental health and addiction services. It has just released its 3-year strategic plan which can be accessed from their website by clicking here.
Call (416) 640-1459 for Seniors Crisis Line
WoodGreen's recently launched Seniors Crisis Line (SCL) is partnering and co-locating with the Community Navigation and Access Program (CNAP) and the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (TC CCAC)at the integrated service hub at TC CCAC. The telephone service will offer timely assistance with issues such as age-related cognitive problems, depression, anxiety, elder abuse and other important issues facing vulnerable seniors
May 13, 2015: Home and Community Care Announcement
Minister Hoskins announcement to the Home and Community Care Expert Panel report. See video of the announcement and links for the news release, backgrounder and Patients First 10-point road map for your review by clicking here.
Gail Donner Report: Bringing Care Home
The Donner Report explores the need for a coordinated system strategy for home and community care. Click here to read more.
Seniors Health Knowledge Network
Seniors Health Knowledge Network provides communities of practice related to seniors' health opportunities to exchange information on important seniors topics, access resources, webinars, current research and best practices.
Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)
In Ontario, all retirement homes must have a licence from the RHRA to operate. The RHRA lists the services all retirement homes in Ontario offer, posts inspection reports and identifies any compliance issues on its website . It also lists licence applications that have been refused or revoked. If anyone wishes to file a complaint about a retirement home, they can file it on the RHRA Complaint Form. For the form, and much more information, please check their website here.