Toronto Seniors Helpline:
November 2016 marked the launch of the Toronto Seniors Helpline, a partnership between WoodGreen Community Services and Toronto Central CCAC funded through the Toronto Central LHIN. The Helpline is a single point of access for seniors and caregivers to receive information and access to community, home, and crisis services. The new Toronto Seniors Helpline phone number is 416-217-2077. If your agency would like to receive resources about the Toronto Seniors Helpline please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Future of Health Care Is Local
The TC LHIN has released its February Newsletter with a focus on local health care. The Newsletter includes hyperlocal health stories from Toronto’s neighbourhoods and updates on the Local Collaborative meetings and One Community summit. Read the TC LHIN’s February 2017 Newsletter.
Patients First Act
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care passed the Patients First Act (Bill 41) on December 7, 2016. This legislation will ensure that patients and their families have access to local, high-quality and coordinated health care. Read Bill 41, Patients First Act..
Health Equity Report
Health Quality Ontario’s 2016 special report, Income and Health examines equity, access and affordability of health care for Ontario patients. The report sheds light on health inequities related to income level and shares real stories from patients across the province. Read the full report, Income and Health.
Elderly Person Centres news! We hope you enjoy Neighbourhood Centre's first newsletter, Issue 1 Volume 1 FirstEPCNewsletterfinalSeptember 292015.pdf
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.
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.