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Title: Change Day Ontario –Driving positive change in health care

 

Change Day Ontario is a part of a growing global movement that empowers individuals and teams to make small actions to collectively bring positive change to the health system.

 

You too can join the movement through your participation in Change Day Ontario. The power of the program is in the people behind it and we’re looking for people like you to join the movement. 

 

What is a pledge and who can make one? 

Anyone engaged within the health sector is invited to participate by making a pledge.

 

The pledge, and how it comes to life, is completely up to the individual. It can be anything from spending an hour in an ICU bed to gain insight into a patient experience to taking 15 minutes a week to shadow a colleague to better understand their role.

 

Why participate in Change Day Ontario?

Change Day Ontario provides an opportunity to encourage people with first-hand experience to drive the change they want to see in the health sector. By making a pledge, you have the opportunity to drive this change and bring a positive change to health care.

 

Sign up at changedayontario.ca to become an Ambassador to help lead this change and support individuals as they work to improve the patient experience, teamwork and overall happiness. Ambassadors are an integral part of making Change Day Ontario a success and supporting improvement within the health system across Ontario.  Ambassador resources are available at changedayontario.ca.

 

For more information about the Change Day campaign, and to make your pledge, please visitchangedayontario.ca.

 

The difference is you!


  • October 17, 2017 9:48 AM | Anonymous

    If a bank account has been dormant for 10 years, the balance is turned over to the Bank of Canada.  To find out if you have missing money, go to the Bank of Canada website, search for unclaimed balances and type in your name.

     

    How to make a claim can be found here - http://www.bankofcanada.ca/unclaimed-balances/how-to-claim/

     

    The actual search site is - https://ucbswww.bank-banque-canada.ca/scripts/search_english.cfm

     

    Heather Freed, CFP®, CLU, CHS

    Group Benefits, Insurance, Estate & Financial Planning

    Heather@Freed.ca

    www.freed.ca

    416-806-5478
    FAX: 1-888-446-3364


  • October 03, 2017 9:37 AM | Anonymous

     Change Day Ontario –Driving positive change in health care

     

    Change Day Ontario is a part of a growing global movement that empowers individuals and teams to make small actions to collectively bring positive change to the health system.

     

    You too can join the movement through your participation in Change Day Ontario. The power of the program is in the people behind it and we’re looking for people like you to join the movement. 

     

    What is a pledge and who can make one? 

    Anyone engaged within the health sector is invited to participate by making a pledge.

     

    The pledge, and how it comes to life, is completely up to the individual. It can be anything from spending an hour in an ICU bed to gain insight into a patient experience to taking 15 minutes a week to shadow a colleague to better understand their role.

     

    Why participate in Change Day Ontario?

    Change Day Ontario provides an opportunity to encourage people with first-hand experience to drive the change they want to see in the health sector. By making a pledge, you have the opportunity to drive this change and bring a positive change to health care.

     

    Sign up at changedayontario.ca to become an Ambassador to help lead this change and support individuals as they work to improve the patient experience, teamwork and overall happiness. Ambassadors are an integral part of making Change Day Ontario a success and supporting improvement within the health system across Ontario.  Ambassador resources are available at changedayontario.ca.

     

    For more information about the Change Day campaign, and to make your pledge, please visitchangedayontario.ca.

     

    The difference is you!

    Change Day.pdf


  • September 08, 2017 8:46 AM | Anonymous

     

    The “Meaning of Me®” For Those In Need of Home Care

    “What do older people with high physical and mental support needs say they want and value in their lives?”

    This question was posed by a 2011 Joseph Rowntree Association report “A Better Life – What older people with high support needs value”.  It made some key observations some of which I note below.

     

    “older disabled people are generally still viewed through the “medical model” (in which the focus is on the impairment) and the discourse is one of dependence, care, dignity, frailty and pity…. The focus has been on their needs in relation to services, rather than their broader aspirations in relation to their lives.”

     

    “All of us, regardless of age, need opportunities to show others who we are and to feel good about ourselves… many older people with dementia want and are able to tell us about their views and experiences, even if they are confused about some factual details of their lives.”

     

    To date the private and public home care service model has largely been built around the delivery of personal support and to a lesser extent medical assistance.  Clearly this is a very important base, but it fails to address personal, social and emotional needs, desires and objectives of the individual.

     

    How can firms develop a more complete model of care?  Well there are a number of things they can do.

     

    They can set out to find out more about the individual’s life history, interests, hobbies, challenges, wishes interests, values within a framework and medium that engages the individual, care givers and family in an ongoing conversation.  As a firm Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres we have developed and have instituted a personalized conversation framework, “The Meaning of Me®”, around which we deliver lifestyle services and activities.

     

    Mosaic has been asked to present on its unique Person Centered Care Service, “The Meaning of Me®”, at the European Society for Person Centered Health Care’s Fourth Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony in London UK 26th and 27th October 2017. 

     

    Jane Teasdale, Business Development Director and Principal Owner will deliver the talk “The Meaning of Me®”.  A Canadian blueprint for addressing the complex whole that is the person at the centre of the community based home care services model.

     

    Provided by Jane Teasdale

    905-597-7000 Ext. 223

    jane@mosaichomecare.com

    www.mosaichomecare.com

  • February 20, 2017 5:38 PM | Anonymous

    Canadian Blood Services is a non-profit, charitable organization whose sole mission is to manage the blood and blood products supply for Canadians.


    As a non-profit  organization, we are responsible for utilizing each health dollar spent on blood collection in the most efficient was possible.  We track the use of blood and we’ve become more efficient at how we collect blood, allowing us to concentrate our collections on busier centres and times of day. 


    Donors from Richmond Hill are needed to ensure are hospital patients get the blood and blood products they need when they need them.  


    Please donate at Hillcrest Mall on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 4:00pm - 8:00pm, and on Fridays & Saturdays between 8:00am - 1:00pm.



    Here's my ask: we are looking for donors that could help us out during that 1st hour on Fridays until we build the regular donor base.  An extra hour means we need to collect more blood on Fridays, in preparation for the weekend demand (especially important around holiday weekends)


    So, how ‘bout it?  Would you like to Save A Life before work on a Friday?  If you haven’t donated in a while, now is the time.  I’m looking for groups of 3 (or more) willing to Give Someone Their Summer – did you know – it can take up to 50 blood donors to save 1 car accident victim?


    Click here for more information...

  • March 02, 2016 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Alzheimer Society of York Region (AS York) is pleased to offer the Next Steps for Family Caregiver educational opportunity. The Next Steps Education Series for Families and Friends is a series created to educate and support family caregivers and loved ones of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.  The series is scheduled over four separate sessions with specific topics related to caregiving, such as Adapting to Brain Changes, covered each week. The Next Steps Education Series for Families and Friends is geared towards those who are informal caregivers and/or supporting a caregiver and is not meant as training for professional/paid caregivers.

     

    This learning opportunity is FREE.  We only ask that people call ahead to register as space is limited.

     

    AS York is running this series monthly at various locations around York Region.  We can also run the program at your location; please contact Stacey Mendonca for more details.  

     

    To register for an upcoming event or if you want AS York to host a series, please contact Stacey Mendonca, Public Education Coordinator for AS York at 905-726-3477 or email smendonca@alzheimer-york.com

  • January 14, 2015 2:49 PM | Anonymous

    It's important that the places we call home are healthy environments, for ourselves and our visitors.

    Risks to health can occur in any home through environmental factors from nature itself, products we use, the air we breathe, or sometimes from the food we eat, or the water we drink. 

     

    Click here for more information

  • May 14, 2014 4:07 AM | Kimberly Irwin

    The Care Guide and tcg.com is Canada’s most comprehensive resource senior directory. The target audience is adult children over 45 to 64, older adults and professionals seeking housing, homecare, hospice or any health care related product for seniors.

     

    If your Focus is Seniors… www.thecareguide.com and the Ontario Care Guide publication is here to Carry Your Message!

     

    CareConnect is also part of The Care Guide and is a confidential HELP line and offers Care Management for seniors and family members overseen by a qualified health care professional.  Our network of trusted professionals assist you in making difficult eldercare decisions, whether in a crisis or planning ahead.

     

    Contact: 1-800-311-2273 (CARE) for all your Health Care solutions.

  • October 03, 2013 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Here's a quick tutorial for members who cannot login or have had questions about updating your directory profile.

  • July 18, 2013 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Adult Day Program by CCACThe Central CCAC, with assistance from Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill Hospital, is pleased to feature a new video that provides patients and caregivers with information on adult day programs (ADP). The video includes information on the different types of adult day programs, the benefits of adult day programs for patients and caregivers, and informs the viewer on how they can easily access a program in their area. The ADP video is a valuable addition to the toolkit of Central CCAC staff and is available to all of our health partners.

    To view the Adult Day Program video click HERE.

    Share the video link with your colleagues, health partners, caregivers, patients and their families.
  • May 24, 2012 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Ontario is moving forward with the next step in developing its Seniors Care Strategy, which will help seniors stay healthy and live at home longer.

    The strategy will include:
    • Expansion of doctor’s house calls
    • Increase in access to home care for seniors in need
    • Establishing care co-ordinators to work with health care providers so seniors receive the right care, particularly as they recover from a hospital stay
    • Allowing seniors to adapt their home to meet their needs as they age with the assistance of the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit
    • Helping seniors stay healthy by eating well and exercising regularly so they can manage their own care and stay mobile
    Dr. Samir Sinha will lead the development and implementation of the Seniors Care Strategy. This summer, Dr. Sinha will consult broadly on how to support seniors at home and reduce hospital readmissions and pressure on long-term care homes.

    In fall 2012, Dr. Sinha will provide recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care on how to help more seniors to live independently at home and in their community, and will work with the health care sector to implement the strategy, once approved.

    Ensuring that seniors have access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place is part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care.
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