Senior & Complex Care

Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors

Champlain ED / ALC Steering Committee

Convalescent Care Program

Dementia Resources in Champlain 

Falls Prevention

Home First

Seniors Exercise Classes and Physiotherapy Services

Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy

Seniors with Responsive Behaviours


Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors

This program is a safe, affordable and cost effective alternative to Long-Term Care Homes for some.

This program is a viable option for seniors who need help with everyday activities and who - without this help - are at risk for losing their independence and choice, in terms of a place of residence.

Assisted Living Rockland Couple
Assisted Living clients, Lucille and Cyrille 

A lack of assisted living services in the homes of these seniors can detract from their health and safety, and force them into inappropriate and more expensive institutional options.

Currently there are a number of programs for seniors across Champlain.

The program consists of individual care plans developed to meet the needs of eligible seniors.

This includes the provision of personal support worker assistance to seniors in their homes through scheduled and unscheduled visits around the clock.

The Care Coordinator will evaluate and revise the care plans, as needed. For example, services could include personal care, medication monitoring, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and security and reassurance checks.

For more information, contact Christine Gagné-Rodger, LHIN Senior Integration Specialist (christine.gagnerodger@lhins.on.ca, or 613.747.3262).


Convalescent Care Program

The Convalescent Care program provides care to clients who could benefit from a supportive care environment, before returning to independent living at home or in a retirement home.

The program provides clients with attentive care from a multi-disciplinary health care team, designed to improve their functional and cognitive abilities, while emphasizing the skills required for at-home self-management. To learn more click here.

For more information, contact Julia Luo, LHIN Integration Specialist (julia.luo@lhins.on.ca, or 613.747.3254).


Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy

2014-15 Highlights

In a Senior Friendly Hospital, care is designed from evidence and best practices that are mindful of the physiology, pathology and social science of aging and frailty.

Care and service across the organization are delivered in a way that is integrated with the health care system and support transitions to the community.

With guidance from the LHIN, this approach has been in place since 2011. As shown with this year’s results, the 19 Champlain hospitals that care for seniors show a rich commitment to responding to their needs:

  • 89% have senior-friendly strategic plan commitments, compared to 42% in 2011
  • 94% offer some degree of clinical geriatrics training to develop employees’ senior-focused skills. In 2011, this number was 59%
  • 78% report offering seniors-sensitivity training to its employees, compared to 59% in 2011; and
  • 94% use senior-friendly design resources when planning physical environment upgrades (2011 data not available).
For more information, contact Christine Gagné-Rodger, LHIN Senior Integration Specialist (christine.gagnerodger@lhins.on.ca, or 613.747.3262).