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Homeweb: Mental Health Supports for LTC

Homewood Health has partnered with the Ontario CLRI at RIA to provide free access to their online resources to Ontario long-term care home leaders and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These online tools include a self-directed cognitive behavioural therapy program for anxiety and depression, a health and wellness library, helpful articles, 20+ e-courses for stress and anxiety, and other resources to support the health and well-being of those who work in long-term care.

Homeweb is an innovative online platform that offers members access to personalized health and wellness tools, resources and support  — anywhere, anytime.

Create Your Account

You will need to create an account the first time you visit the website:

  1. Enter in the information required and click ‘Next Step’. You will use the e-mail address and password you choose for subsequent logins to Homeweb.ca
  2. Type in ‘CLRI’ as your association and click ‘Find it’
  3. A list of possible organizations will appear in blue text. Select Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care
  4. Choose your role from the options shown on the screen
  5. Complete the registration by clicking ‘Sign in’

When logging into your account on subsequent visits, your association (Ontario CLRI) will be filled in automatically.

Create Your Account 

The above link will open a new tab and take you to homeweb.ca 

 


To see other resources the Ontario CLRI is offering, visit our COVID-19 resource page.


Homewood Health is Canada’s Leader in Mental Health and Addiction Care and delivers a continuum of mental health and addiction services unique in Canada for its breadth, quality, integration, and most importantly, results. Homewood Health is focused on achieving and sustaining the optimal health of Canadians and the organizations they work for.

 

RIA logoThe Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. We drive innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population.

 

Requirements for Student Placement in Long-Term Care

This page contains information on requirements that must be met for a student to be eligible to work or volunteer in a long-term care home. It is important to note that health and safety requirements for student placements vary by home, so students and educators should always verify requirements with the placement supervisor or lead contact at the home.

Residents’ Bill of Rights – Multilingual

All long-term care homes in Ontario are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act (LTCHA), 2007. The Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights is embedded in the LTCHA and accompanying Regulations (O. Reg. 79/10).  The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. The Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils review and promote the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

In 2019, with support from the Ontario CLRI at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, the Residents’ Bill of Rights was translated into 16 different languages. These translations will better support homes serving residents of diverse cultural backgrounds, and help to educate residents, team members and other stakeholders about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

Guidelines for Supporting Adults with a Developmental Disability in Long-Term Care Homes

About the Guidelines

The Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care developed guidelines to support adults living with developmental disabilities who are applying to, moving into and residing in a long-term care (LTC) home. These guidelines provide important information about the developmental services sector, how to apply to LTC homes, and processes that impact LTC home residents.

The Guidelines for Supporting Adults with a Developmental Disability When Applying to, Moving Into and Residing In a Long-Term Care Home assist with improving services for adults living with a developmental disability who choose to reside in a LTC home. The guidelines outline the importance of planning, choice and consent, and for adults living with developmental disabilities to receive appropriate care and support services in LTC homes.

The collaborative creation of these guidelines and usage of them demonstrates an integrated and coordinated approach to care within and between the Developmental Services and LTC home sectors. A commitment to improving the social and health outcomes for aging adults living with a developmental disability is based on the principles of choice, community inclusion, and self-directed planning.

Long-Term Care Community Connections

Resident care can be influenced by individual circumstances, including language, gender identity and expression, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. This guide aims to assist long-term care (LTC) homes in creating connections with their communities that support and acknowledges resident and team member diversity.

The below resources connect direct care partners and team members to local and provincial health and social services to support quality of life and enhance community integration. We encourage LTC homes to reach out to these organizations to create meaningful and enriching partnerships that can benefit everyone who is part of life in LTC.


Healthline Ontario local health and community services

Putting health information at the fingertips of Ontarians, thehealthline.ca is a website for Ontario patients, doctors, and health care providers to get accurate and up-to-date information about health services in their communities.

thehealthline.ca platform is a provincially integrated database and asset that can be leveraged by health service providers and planners to help make healthcare better together.

Key Features
• 14 regional sites organized by LHIN and sub-LHIN regions
• Free to use and prioritizes government-funded or low-cost services
• 45,000+ services from 20,000+ healthcare organizations
• Data managed by LHINs across Ontario
• Standardized language and quality tools used to update each record yearly
• Online tools for organizations to promote services, jobs, news, and events
• Mapping tools that show catchment area by sub-LHIN, First Nations and more
• Tracking and reporting tools for system planners
• Dynamic platform that easily supports provincial scaling of regional initiatives

thehealthline.ca

 


211 Ontario community programs and social services

What is 211?

  • 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges.
  • 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.
  • 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.
  • 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

211 Ontario 

CHOICE+ Program: Enhancing the Mealtime Experience in Long-Term Care

CHOICE+ is an innovative program that enhances the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care. It focuses on nurturing relationships and creating comfortable dining environments.

The CHOICE+ program is made up of six principles:

  1. Connecting: having meaningful conversations and socializing
  2. Honouring Dignity: respecting decisions, choices and preferences
  3. Offering Support: supporting residents based on individual needs
  4. Identity: knowing and accepting residents as unique individuals
  5. Creating Opportunities: supporting active mealtime participation
  6. Enjoyment: creating a warm and welcoming dining environment

CHOICE+ Resources

CHOICE+ tools are available online, including two self-assessment checklists and six new online learning modules. Teams can use the CHOICE+ tools to:

  • Learn about the CHOICE+ principles and the importance of creating an enjoyable mealtime experience
  • Understand their current strengths in supporting residents at mealtimes
  • Get ideas of simple strategies to try in their day-to-day practice
  • Spark discussion at team meetings and help develop plans for practice change

 

Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program

About the Program

The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program provides virtual education at no cost to health care providers working in First Nation communities. Their national knowledge exchange network includes online courses, webinars, community forums and 24/7 access to peers and experts. They also partner with communities and organizations to better understand gaps and barriers to care and support improvements through action-based research.

This program has been identified as a resource that supports Indigenous culture in long-term care by the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle.

Ontario eConsult Program

eConsult is a secure web-based tool that allows physicians and nurse practitioners timely access to specialist advice for all patients and often eliminates the need for an in-person specialist visit. The Ontario CLRI is collaborating with the Ontario eConsult Program team to support the integration of its services into long-term care homes across Ontario.

The Ontario eConsult Program is led by the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence (eConsult COE), housed at The Ottawa Hospital in partnership with the Bruyère Research Institute. Delivery partners are the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), OntarioMD, and eHealth Ontario, with the support of the Ministries of Health and Long-Term Care.

Dementia Resources from Around the World

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Photo of Dementia Resources From Around The World

The Centre for Education at Baycrest has created an online resource to lessen the complexity, confusion and challenge of locating reliable information about dementia for caregivers and those with concerns about dementia and memory loss.

Dementia Resources from Around the World  is now accessible online at http://www.baycrest.org/dementiaresources.

This webpage has a selection of the best available senior-friendly web resources on dementia. It is for individuals experiencing symptoms of the disorder and their caregivers.

The selected websites provide information on dementia including risk factors, sign and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, strategies to cope with daily life challenges, and available support groups. The information is available in multiple formats (i.e., video, PDF, pamphlets, games) to make it accessible to everyone. The websites included on the site were evaluated to ensure they provide reliable and valid information on dementia.