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Annual Report 2017-2018

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Friendly Visiting

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Connecting the Dots ... Smoothing Transitions for Family Caregivers 

Learn more about our partnership with The Change Foundation that will help improve how caregivers are recognized, included and supported in our community and Ontario’s health care system. ow.ly/mGhA30c2ff6

Health Links - Community Health Links provide coordinated, efficient and effective care to patients with complex needs

Five per cent of patients account for two-thirds of health care costs. These are most often patients with multiple, complex conditions. When the hospital, the family doctor, the long-term care home, community organizations and others work as a team, the patient receives better, more coordinated care. Providers will design a care plan for each patient and work together with patients and their families to ensure they receive the care they need.

Huron Perth Health Link


More Than a Meal - MOW America report

Meals on Wheels America set out to compare the experience and health outcomes realized by older adults who receive three different levels of service: daily traditional meal delivery, once-weekly frozen delivery and individuals on a waiting list. 

This study, funded by AARP Foundation and conducted by researchers at Brown University, implemented a groundbreaking approach to investigating the impact of meal service delivery on homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels. 
The study’s findings validate what we’ve all known for decades anecdotally through firsthand experience: that Meals on Wheels does in fact deliver so much more than just a meal.


Physical Exercise as we age.

Here is a link to come great videos from the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging about the Importance of Exercise as we age. http://www.uwo.ca/ccaa/research/stories/aging_demographics.html

South West Self-Management

Self-management is the individual's ability to be the director of their care. They have the knowledge, understanding and resources to make decisions around their health (physical, social and emotional health) working in partnership with all members of their health care team.

What is self-management support?

Self-management support can be offered by service providers, family, friends and caregivers who support the person to manage their well-being. They may do this by providing physical, social or emotions support to the person.

How is the program offered?

The South West Self Management Program is offered by the South West CCAC in partnership with the South West LHIN. For more information go to their website www.swselfmanagement.ca/content.aspx

Bringing Care Home

In Ontario, our health system aims to put clients at the centre with the right care, at the right time, in the right place. And the right place for many Ontarians is in their homes. We are serving increasing numbers of people and families in their homes, and providing increasingly more complex care over a longer period of time. For more information read the latest report issued by the Ontario Ministry of Health - Bringing Care Home and Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care.

thehealthline.ca puts health and community services at the fingertips of people across Ontario.

Living Longer, Living Well

Dr. Samir Sinha has create a comprehensive report on how to help seniors stay health and live at home longer. The report Living Longer, Living Well covers health and wellness, social services, and community living for older Ontarians.

Dr. Sinha is the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals and a Rhodes Scholar with a Masters in Medical History and a Doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford's Institute of Ageing. He is working with the government to implement many of the recommendations in the Seniors Strategy over the coming months.

The PSNO website - Personal Support Network of Ontario - is created specifically for PSWs to provide access to information, resources and tools to help PSWs to do a better job, with more confidence.