Dementia is a core issue impacting Ontario's health care system. The Ontario Dementia Strategy provides a framework to change the landscape so that persons living with dementia and their caregivers optimize their health and social outcomes. People with dementia face extraordinary challenges self-managing their general health and chronic conditions. As a result, potentially treatable conditions become exacerbated in the presence of dementia.
People with dementia are prone to cycles of emergency department use and hospitalization, destabilization, discharge to home, poor self-management, deterioration, and readmission to the hospital. The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) have previously listed dementia as a leading contributor to ALC.
The Ontario Dementia Strategy is the first phase to begin the process of reshaping the system so that improved dementia care supports for persons living with dementia and their caregivers can help them remain in the community.
To learn more about this strategy and how it will provide the opportunity to decrease hospitalization for persons living with dementia attend the Ontario Dementia Strategy session at HealthAchieve taking place on November 6 & 7 in Toronto.
To learn more about this year's event and to register at the early bird rate visit www.healthachieve.com
All OHA Benefit Plan Members can attend HealthAchieve free of charge!
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If you work at any of these organizations, then you can attend HealthAchieve absolutely free. Just enter code OHABenefit17 when registering