Senior & Complex Care

Assisted Living Services for High-Risk Seniors

Champlain Dementia Network 

Champlain ED / ALC Steering Committee

Champlain Model for Senior Care

Convalescent Care Program

Expanding Physiotherapy for Seniors and Patients

Falls Prevention

Home First

Residents First

Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy

Seniors with Responsive Behaviours

New at QCH: Acute Care for the Elderly Unit

QCH Announcement Jan 2014

L to R: Bob Chiarelli (MPP Ottawa West-Nepean), Clare Beckton (QCH Board Chair), Premier Kathleen Wynne, Dr. Fraser Miller (QCH Geriatrician), Chantale LeClerc (Champlain LHIN CEO)

Jan 27, 2014: Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today, where she announced that Ontario is providing up to $8.87 million to support a new Acute Care for the Elderly Unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH).

The new unit will provide comprehensive care for seniors and help them remain independent. Read more here.

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 (, or 613.747.3262).

Champlain ED / ALC Steering Committee

The Champlain Emergency Department (ED) / Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Steering Committee provides strategic advice to the Champlain LHIN Senior Management Team to inform decisions related to strategic orientations to ensure positive progress against ED and ALC targets. Specifically, the ED / ALC Steering Committee:

  • Provides insight into root causes of ED wait times and ALC pressures
  • Provides recommendations related to initiatives that address ED wait times and ALC volumes in the Champlain LHIN
  • Champions initiatives that are intended to impact on ED wait times and ALC pressures
  • Mobilizes the appropriate individuals and groups to identify solutions to ED / ALC problems or barriers.

For more information, contact Mike Sawyer, LHIN Director, Health System Transformation ( or 613.747.3217).

The ED / ALC Steering Committee newsletter provides updates and key messages discussed at its meetings. Here is the latest: 2014 (pdf).

Champlain Model for Senior Care

From Prevention to Continuing and Palliative Care, click here to learn more about the Champlain Model for Senior Care and the specific initiatives the Champlain LHIN provides to support this important population.

For more information, contact Christine Gagné-Rodger, LHIN Senior Integration Specialist (, 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 Kelly Bradley, LHIN Integration Specialist (, or 613.747.3214).

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Ontario’s LHINs are leading a Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy – an initiative to improve seniors’ health and prevent their physical and mental decline in hospital.

By acting together, hospitals can improve the experience and outcomes of older adults in Ontario hospitals.

The Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy aims to:

  • Improve the health, well-being and experience of seniors in Ontario hospitals, helping them get back home sooner and healthier.
  • Improve seniors’ ability to live independently and stay out of hospital.
  • Enhance the value of health care dollars.
  • Help reduce alternate level of care by supporting people to transition to the right place of care after a hospital stay.
  • Promote quality improvement initiatives that can be included in hospital Quality Improvement Plans as part of Excellent Care for All.

For more information, contact Christine Gagné-Rodger, LHIN Senior Integration Specialist (, or 613.747.3262).