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Helping More Seniors in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Region Get the Care They Need At Home

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Helping More Seniors in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Region Get the Care They Need At Home

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Ontario is providing an additional $26,626,300 to support home care and community services in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network. These investments are a key part of the province's Action Plan for Health Care, which is providing patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right place. 

This additional support will help more seniors to live independently at home longer, reduce home care wait times, and increase access to community supports, including mental health services.

2013/2014 Funding
Project Service Provider Project Description 2013/2014 Funding
Tabor Manor Community Hub and Wellness Centre Mennonite Brethren Senior Citizens Home - Tabor Manor 42 new supportive housing wellness suites will increase services for assisted living and supportive housing in Niagara for frail seniors. Twenty per cent of the suites will be dedicated as a transitional supportive housing environment for seniors in crisis, some with mental health issues. $373,300
Intensive Case Management for People with Dementia Dementia Alliance Four intensive case managers will work in partnership with the Behavioural Supports Ontario Community Outreach Team and provide intensive support for seniors with complex needs and behavioral issues, through integration of, and collaboration with, health, and community support services. $263,600
Pleasant Manor Community Hub and Wellness Centre Pleasant Manor Retirement Village Expanded supportive housing services at Pleasant Manor to support an additional 142 to 160 frail and high risk seniors. $218,500
Expansion of Services in Lindenhaus Benevolent Society Heidehof for the Care of the Aged Increased support for residents of the Lindenhaus building, benefiting 133 seniors. The program will add a staff member on evenings, nights and weekends to assist residents with their daily activities. $190,100
Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Centralized Access System Canadian Mental Health Association - Niagara Branch Training for volunteers and support workers to provide a first point of entry through a 1-800 phone number available 24 hours/day, seven days a week for mental health and addiction support. This will include screening, triage, information, support, crisis stabilization, and warm transfers to appropriate local addictions and mental health services. $448,500
Early Psychosis Intervention Expansion The Regional Municipality of Niagara Additional staff and support through two full-time equivalent positions to reduce overall wait times for the Early Psychosis Intervention Service, providing specialized consultation and multidisciplinary treatment, monitoring and education for clients aged 14-35 years experiencing their first episode of psychosis. $216,900
Project Service Provider Project Description 2013/2014 Funding
Maintaining System Flow and Maximizing Hospital Avoidance through Services to Complex Patients Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre Home care for clients with complex needs to support their discharged from hospital or to avoid hospitalization. $10,000,000
Reduce Alternate Levels of Care wait times Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre Additional support to work towards a maximum five day wait time target for personal support services for persons with complex needs. $7,187,100
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Program Multiple service providers, lead provider to be determined Providing outpatient care in the community to help patients manage and prevent an exacerbation of their Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. $2,000,000
Two In Home Supportive Housing Hubs Multiple service providers, lead provider to be determined Locations to be identified by Assisted Living Work Group Two new supportive housing hubs to allow patients to remain in their home longer.  $1,000,000
Men's Withdrawal Management Centre Acute and Transitional Bed Expansion St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Expanded services including:
  • 24/7 crisis telephone support.
  • residential withdrawal management.
  • psycho-educational relapse prevention and recovery programming.
  • assessment and referral planning.
  • a community tobacco addiction program.
  • on-site men's trauma group.
  • psychiatric assessment and primary care through the Shelter Health Network.
  • three additional acute beds, which will improve crisis access for men with addictions, and improve access for youth and transitional youth.
French Language Mental Health and Addiction Services Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara Individual and group counseling services for a population of 30,000 francophone residents living in the Hamilton/Niagara/ Haldimand/Brant territory with addiction and mental health issues. $276,100
Aboriginal Patient Navigators De Dwa Da Dehs Nye Aboriginal Health Centre Aboriginal Health Navigator position to address the health needs of the Aboriginal community. The navigator will focus on traditional health and healing services to provide a link between aboriginal healing, community services and main stream health care providers and supports. $242,400
Expansion of Community Mental Health Services De Dwa Da Dehs Nye Aboriginal Health Centre Two mental health service provider positions that will bridge access between Aboriginal and mainstream service providers and enhance community partnerships. $172,200
Intensive Case Management in Residential Addiction Treatment and Supportive Housing Wayside House of Hamilton Clinical support for patients with an acquired brain injury, living with a concurrent disorder and identified as transitional youth in both residential and supportive housing. $142,300
Teleopthalmology Program St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton LHIN-wide teleopthalmology diagnosis and treatment program. Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that, when detected through retinal screening and treated, can prevent blindness in up to 90 per cent of those affected.  $130,700
Hamilton/ Burlington
Project Service Provider Project Description 2013/2014 Funding
Transitional Adult Day Program Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada Specialized adult day program to support the transition of seniors with developmental disabilities to successfully integrate to mainstream adult day programs. $298,200 
Transition Program for Eating Disordered Youth St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Resources to support cognitive behavioural therapy for youth with eating disorders.  $209,200
Crisis Outreach and Support Team - Expansion St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton This is an expansion of service offered by the Crisis Outreach and Support Team to provide a mental health worker accompanying a Hamilton Police Service uniformed patrol officer on mental health calls. $192,600
Youth Substance Use - Triage and Support Good Shepherd Centre (The), Hamilton Support services, including addiction counseling, for street-involved and homeless youth, aged 16-21, who may be under the influence of one or multiple substances and youth in withdrawal from one of multiple substances that need assessment and monitoring. $164,500
Community Outreach for Clients Living with a Brain Injury Brain Injury Services of Hamilton Brain injury services including:
  • strategies for memory, cognition, and initiation.
  • supports to address issues related to shelter, food, income, health, behaviour, employment, education, relationships, loneliness, and community engagement.
  • counseling services.
  • sychiatric consultation for medication management.
  • ecreational and educational programs.
  • crisis management and coordination of and referral to other services.
Intensive Case Management for Waitlist Clients Brain Injury Services of Hamilton Community-based outreach services in the Hamilton and Burlington regions for individuals living in the community with a brain injury. $78,600
First Place Transitional Beds St. Joseph's Home Care Three transitional beds at First Place Hamilton on the Assisted Living Floor, for patients waiting for placement to a long-term care facility. $72,600
Aldershot Village - Supported At Home Halton Cheshire Homes Incorporated (Carey House) Increased personal support worker hours at night for 10 wheelchair accessible apartments that support seniors with high care needs. This funding will bring the staffing up to two personal support workers on the night shift. $62,900
Helen Homes Helen Zurbrigg Non-Profit Homes Inc. Increased personal support to nine residents with physical disabilities 24 hours a day. This will add an additional Personal Support Worker (PSW) for the night shift to support the residents. This expansion will provide 2,920 additional PSW hours annually. $62,900
Increased Night Coverage Conway Opportunity Homes One full-time position on the night shift at Conway Opportunity Homes to support residents in the 10 bed group home at 71 Sanford Avenue, North Hamilton. This funding will bring the staffing on the night shift to two full-time positions. $57,000
Project Service Provider Project Description
Integrated Addictions Withdrawal Management & Treatment System: A New Design for Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Multiple service providers, lead provider to be determined Addiction and withdrawal counseling services. $1,500,000
Transitional Beds/Respite Beds Expansion Participation House Brantford Four additional specialized respite/transitional beds available 24 hours/day, seven days a week to support individuals that require a temporary transitional supportive housing environment.  $384,900
Responsive Behaviours - Therapeutic and Education program John Noble Centre Day and Stay Program Additional respite and education support through the expansion of the current Day & Stay program at John Noble Home to provide therapeutic and cognitive programming to people with dementia living in the community. In addition, the expansion of education and specialized support to caregivers. $231,500
TOTAL Allocated: $26,626,300

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