Le Lézard
Classified in: Health, Covid-19 virus
Subject: SCZ

Community Support Providers Vital to Keeping Ontarians out of Hospital, Long-Term Care


TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Ontario welcomes the Government of Ontario's commitment to expand capacity in community-based health-care. Community support providers continue to be an efficient and lean alternative to hospital and long-term care for many Ontarians.

"Community support providers are a lifeline for Ontarians who want to continue living at home," said Cathy Barrick, Alzheimer Society of Ontario CEO. "Seniors living with dementia are at especially high risk of avoidable, lengthy hospital visits?making it more important than ever to support community-based dementia care."

Nearly 60% of Ontarians with a diagnosis of dementia live in the community, continuing to lead active lives. Yet far too often people living with dementia are unable to get the support they need at home, eventually reaching a crisis point that can result in a visit to the emergency room.

Community support services, including those offered by the Alzheimer Society, have been shown to both delay admission to long-term care and reduce preventable hospitalisations. As the province prepares for a second wave of Covid-19 cases and seeks to free up hospital capacity, community support providers are ready to do our part by keeping Ontarians where they want to be: at home.

SOURCE Alzheimer Society of Ontario


These press releases may also interest you

at 07:35
The sleep apnea diagnostic and therapeutic devices market is poised to grow by USD 2.62 billion during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period. The report on the sleep apnea diagnostic and therapeutic devices market...

at 07:35
OFG Bancorp , the financial holding company for Oriental Bank, reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. CEO Comment José Rafael Fernández, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Vice Chairman of the Board, stated: "We had...

at 07:35
NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech) , an emerging leader in augmented reality for eCommerce, AR learning applications, AR-enhanced video conferencing and virtual events, is pleased to announce that The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

at 07:35
Bunker Hill Mining Corp (the "Company") announces that it has appointed James Stonehouse as Vice President Exploration, effective immediately. Sam Ash, CEO, commented, "We are delighted to welcome James to the Bunker Hill Team. His deep...

at 07:30
The "Automated Dispensing Machines - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Automated Dispensing Machines estimated at US$3.4 Billion in the...

at 07:29
The following notice relates to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Eaton Vance Senior Income Trust: Notice That Annual Meeting Of ShareholdersWill Be A Virtual Meeting Due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus pandemic...



News published on 28 september 2020 at 18:46 and distributed by: