South East Local Health Integration Network Seeks Feedback to Guide Older Adult Strategy

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The South East LHIN is seeking feedback to help inform a strategy being developed to address the needs of older adults in the South East region through a survey being offered on the LHIN’s website until the end of April.

Feedback is invited from seniors, caregivers, Health Service Providers, and any other community members involved in the delivery of care or promotion of health for seniors. Findings of this survey will support the development of the LHIN’s Older Adult Strategy (the Strategy) by validating themes that have emerged through the work of expert and reference panels as part of the planning phase of this strategy.

The Strategy will ensure that the resources currently available are being used as appropriately and efficiently as possible for the older adult population. In addition, it will ensure that any new resources are directed at the services and supports that will best serve this population and their caregivers.

A key component of the Integrated Health Service Plan 4, the Strategy will be broad, settingdirection of the LHIN in addressing the need to enhance healthcare services and outcomes for older adults in the south east region. An implementation strategy will follow with a focus on related opportunities once they have been established and prioritized.

While the strategy development draws on the results of previous LHIN engagement, it was determined that ongoing engagement would help inform the development process. To inform the development of the Strategy, a reference panel comprised of system stakeholders -including patients and caregivers, as well as an expert panel – composed of experts in the field
of senior’s health have been working with the LHIN.

In is anticipated that the Strategy will be presented to the LHIN Board in June 2016 for approval. To learn more about the Older Adult Strategy, or participate in the stakeholder survey before the end of April, visit www.southeastlhin.on.ca .