North East Home and Community Care Network
The members include senior leaders from home and community care agencies funded by the North East LHIN from each of the LHIN’s sub-regions, along with representatives appointed by our Local Aboriginal Health Committee (LAHC), four System Navigators ( as non-voting members) and supported by the Réseau du mieux-être francophone du Nord de l'Ontario.
The objectives of the Network include supporting a centralized and standardized structure for information, as well as ensuring seamless and equitable access to community support services across the region. Through the course of its work, the Network will also develop coordinated models of service delivery, raise awareness of the sector and the supports available across the region, as well as establish an effective communication, planning and engagement framework for the common goal of providing more coordinated community-based care.
Want to Learn More About Home and Community Care in the North East?
To raise awareness of services available in the region, the Network developed a video and a booklet. The video features the stories of three Northerners and their experiences with different care providers across the region.
New Website to Connect to Home and Community Care
Help is only a click away thanks to a newly enhanced website -- www.connect.northeasthealthline.ca -- that connects Northerners to the home and community care or mental health and addiction services they need to stay healthy and independent at home. The website was developed with the support of the North East LHIN by Healthline, a not-for-profit organization that provides reliable and up-to-date online information about health services to people across the province.
The site is available for use by Northerners looking for services for themselves or a loved one, as well as health care providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses looking for support services for their patients. People can self-refer or refer others using the standardized referral form on the site.
Assisted Living Review
The North East Local Health Integration Network Assisted Living Services – Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors Review was undertaken in 2016 to assess the current state and future needs for high risk seniors who need support at home.
This review highlights current state activities as it relates to the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Assisted Living for High Risk Seniors Policy 2011 within the North East. With significant support and insight from health service providers, this review shows challenges and successes related to the delivery of assisted living service across the North East, as well as provides a series of recommendations to ensure equitable access and quality service delivery to Northerners currently on service and awaiting service.