30. Integrative long-term care exploring homes to hubs and seniors campuses (Workshop)


A growing body of international evidence emphasizes the importance of integrated care as a means to improve health and well-being of individuals and the broader health care system.

Objective Share different types of innovative senior care models across Ontario: 1. Share seniors’ campus research findings as they relate to integrative practices and partnership development 2. Explore potential opportunities, limitations and solutions to promoting successful collaboration in delivery of integrative care for seniors

Idea Seniors’ campuses are seen as a cost-effective means to address many issues relating to seniors’ health and social well-being and support those older adults who want to “age in place.” They have potential to integrate a broad range of supports and services in one geographic location that seniors can access as their needs change. These locally evolved delivery models are viewed by many as the way forward in meeting health and social needs of seniors in Ontario. The seniors’ campus research project has provided evidence-based knowledge around their configurations, offerings, and key policy issues in need of attention

We will share findings from our Seniors’ Campus Research Project and present relevant opportunities for long-term care homes.

Learning outcomes

Improve understanding of innovative and integrative Senior Care Models (Senior’s Campuses; Long-Term Care Home Hubs) that exist and are being developed for older adults in Ontario. 1.           Identification of key opportunities and areas of persistent challenge to developing, implementing and sustaining broad spectrum senior care models. 2. Explore a collaborative and transformative service delivery approach for mobilizing ideas and opportunities for integrative senior care models.

Format First – discussion of current and emerging community senior care models that LTC Home operators might consider; this addresses current thinking in Ontario, as well as the unique environment for each organization. Second – a discussion of LTC Homes as Community Care Campuses/Hubs will dig deeper into groundwork of Ontario’s strategy for services to the elderly for the future role of Ontario’s LTC Homes, and recent implications of the newly elected government’s goal to end hallway medicine. Learn about opportunities for LTC Homes and discuss means to accommodate and/or overcome identified areas of challenge. Third – table discussion which explores an innovative outcome driven approach to making collaboration work that has been successfully modelled between people, government, business philanthropic and not for profit sectors to achieve significant and lasting social change.

Practical Application

During this presentation the Collective Impact Framework will serve as an example of interactive approaches for exploring potential opportunities, partners and limitations in trying to offer integrative senior care.


Carolyn Clubine – Healthcare Consultant

Frances Morton Chang – University of Toronto

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