Mississauga Halton LHIN Aging at Home Strategy

On August 28th, 2007 the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced an investment of $702 million over three years for an Aging at Home Strategy. Please click on the links below to learn more about the Aging at Home Strategy.

The LHINs successful Aging at Home strategy announced in August 2007 was a four year initiative that ended in March 2012. It was a key element to ensure more seniors could get health care at home or in their community. In the Mississauga Halton LHIN, we focused on those services which reduced unnecessary visits to our emergency departments and reduced Alternate Level of Care days by providing seniors with enhanced community services.

The Aging at Home program allows LHINs to provide health care services that are tailor-made to meet local seniors’ needs. Thanks to the following programs in the MH LHIN, more seniors are receiving care in their own homes and communities:

• Supports for Daily Living (SDL) Programs including SDL Mobile Program

• Restore

• Enhanced Home Care for patients discharged from hospitals

• Enhanced Home Palliative Care

• Community Concurrent Disorder Program

• Acquired Brain Injury Programs

• Adult Day Programs for Frail Seniors

Moving Forward 2012- 2015; Mississauga Halton LHIN: Seniors’ Care Strategy

The MH LHIN is building on the successes and innovations from Aging At Home investments to continue to implement community-based programs and initiatives that support seniors to live at homAging at Homee safely. With the focus on supporting seniors to stay healthy and at home longer, the Mississauga Halton LHIN: Seniors’ Care Strategy outlines the LHIN’s strategy moving forward from 2012-2015.

The purpose:

  • Address sustainability challenges – continue to develop strategies to keep high need seniors at home
  • Family health care (primary care) to be more responsive to same day and after hours care
  • Increase care at home for frail and high need seniors
  • Engage the client and family and include them in the discussion of care plan
  • Leverage government desire to expand house calls
  • Focus on high need seniors in community

For more information:

Transforming Health Care for Seniors: Mississauga Halton LHIN Knowledge Exchange Expo, September 29, 2010

The Mississauga Halton LHIN has made significant investments over the past two years to increase community-based services to enable seniors to stay healthy and live more independently in their homes longer and to reduce pressures on the health care system.

A full day Expo held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 included introductory presentations on the provincial perspective as well as how the MH LHIN has transformed health care for seniors locally, and how it is making a difference in Emergency Rooms / Alternative level of Care, and improving the health, wellness and quality of life of seniors.  The introductory presentations were followed by a series of concurrent sessions, which provided an opportunity for participants to learn about key new and expanded programs / services that have been implemented over the last 3 years, results to date, key learnings, gaps, and opportunities for improvement.  Participants had an opportunity to take part in an interactive dialogue to explore opportunities to better integrate services and address identified gaps.

We would like to thank all those who participated in making the day such a success.  Please click on the titles below to see the presentations from the Expo.  If you have any questions, please contact the Mississauga Halton LHIN.

Introductory Presentations 

Transitional Care Capacity / Alternatives to LTC Homes 

Admission Avoidance / Timely Discharge 

Enhanced Home Care 

Outreach Teams 

Improved Access and Maintaining Health 

Mississauga Halton LHIN Expands Aging at Home Programs, August 2010 Announcement

Highlights of 2008/09 Investments

Past Events and Additional Information