The projects and models described
here pertain to the provision of support to older adults with a
developmental disability through cross sector initiatives and programs
of the developmental services and long term care sectors.
Coleman Care Centre and Simcoe Community Services (cross sector staffing model)
Coleman Care Centre and Simcoe Community Services have been engaged in cross sector partnership work since the mid 1980's following the Ontario Government Tri-Ministry project.
Click here to read more about the Coleman Care Centre partnership.
Huron Respite Network (cross sector partnership offering respite services for older adults with a developmental disability)
Several agencies have formed the network to provide respite placements for a range of special needs clients. One of its services is to facilitate access to respite in long term care homes for older adults with a developmental disability. Clients must follow the required protocols and meet eligibility requirements of the Community Care Access Centre. The network also provides orientation to respite placements and financial subsidies for eligible clients.
For more information about the Network and the criteria to access respite for older adults with a developmental disability in long term care homes: http://www.huronrespitenetwork.ca/
Senior Link (cross sector adult day program operated in partnership)
Senior Link was developed in 2004 by the Wingham and District Community Living Association in partnership with Midwestern Adult Day Services. The two organizations collaborated on a staff training program and access to suitable space to create of this new program with no additional funding. Senior Link operates once a week and offers activities to improve, maintain and enhance general health and well-being of individuals who are aging and have a developmental disability or signs of dementia. The program also partners with long term care facilities to share resource material and volunteers as well as provide support for some people residing in long term care.
For more information about Senior Link contact Connie Dawson, Team Lead, Wingham & District Community Living Association, 519-357-1318. Information on Midwestern Adult Day Services: http://www.midwesternadultdayservices.org/
Tri-County Mennonites Homes
Serves seniors and adults with developmental challenges.
Aldaview Services, for persons with developmental disabilities, provides group living, supported independent living, community participation and respite.
Greenwood Court and Nithview Community support seniors to age in place by providing a continuum of care that includes independent and semi-independent living in life lease and rental accommodation, assisted living, short stay care and long term care.
For more information on Tri-County Mennonite Homes: http://www.tcmhomes.com/