The Champlain LHIN's health system planning and funding functions are now part of Ontario Health, a government agency responsible for ensuring Ontarians continue to receive high-quality health care services where and when they need them.

Senior & Complex Care

Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors

This program is a safe, affordable and cost effective alternative to long-term care homes for some.

This program is a viable option for seniors who need help with everyday activities and who - without this help - are at risk of losing their independence and choice of where they want to live.

Assisted Living Rockland Couple
Assisted Living clients, Lucille and Cyrille

A lack of assisted living services in the homes of these seniors can detract from their health and safety, and force them into inappropriate and more expensive institutional options.

Currently, there are 13 programs for seniors across Champlain.

The program consists of individual care plans developed to meet the needs of eligible seniors. This includes providing personal support worker assistance to seniors in their homes through scheduled and unscheduled visits around the clock.

A care coordinator evaluates and revises the care plans, as needed. For example, services could include personal care, medication monitoring, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and security and reassurance checks.

Convalescent Care Program

The Convalescent Care program provides care to clients who could benefit from a supportive care environment, before returning to independent living at home or in a retirement home.

The program provides clients with attentive care from a multi-disciplinary health care team, designed to improve their functional and cognitive abilities, while emphasizing the skills required for at-home self-management. To learn more click here.

Senior-Friendly Hospital Strategy

In a Senior-Friendly Hospital, care is designed from evidence and best practices that are mindful of the physiology, pathology and social science of aging and frailty.

Care and service across the organization are delivered in a way that is integrated with the health care system and support transitions to the community.

With guidance from the LHIN, this approach has been in place since 2011. The 19 Champlain hospitals that care for seniors show a rich commitment to responding to their needs.

Seniors with Responsive Behaviours

The Champlain LHIN, in partnership with all Ontario LHINs, invests in local services to improve care for seniors who exhibit behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions. Behavioural Supports Ontario is the more than $40 million provincial investment, including $4,191,255 annually for the Champlain LHIN.

It allows local health service providers to hire new staff - nurses, personal support workers and other health care providers - and train them in the specialized skills necessary to provide care for these patients with dignity and respect. Click here for more information on Behavioural Supports Ontario in Champlain.