Two Regional Long-term Care Homes to Expand their Adult Day Service
BRAMPTON, ON. (Sept. 15, 2008) – Peel Manor in Brampton and Davis Centre in Bolton will add more spaces to their existing Adult Day Service (ADS) as part of the Aging at Home program of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In addition, ADS at both homes will offer support for more complex needs of seniors attending the program.
Adult Day Services at the Region of Peel’s Long Term Care Centres offer care, assistance, social and therapeutic activities, exercise programs, nutritious meals and snacks for older adults in the community. For caregivers, it provides an opportunity to run an errand, go to work or take a break and regain the energy needed to provide care at home for their loved one.
Additional funding from the provincial government will allow Peel’s ADS to enhance health services for participants and assist seniors in the community to live longer in their own homes.
"The expansion of the ADS is excellent news for our two homes. The day program at Peel Manor and Davis Centre are well known and quite successful in their local communities. We are excited that these two homes can now welcome more seniors into their program," said Carolyn Clubine, Director of Peel Long Term Care.
Enhancements to ADS will include monitoring and assessing participants' health conditions, providing new services such as care for activities of daily living, physiotherapy and podiatry, and connecting caregivers with supports from community agencies.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced the three-year Aging at Home program in October 2007. Aging at Home will expand existing services for seniors and develop new innovative services to help keep aging residents healthy and living at home longer. Aging at Home also addresses the need to make sure hospital resources are available for those who really need intensive medical care.
"Peel's population is relatively young compared to the rest of Ontario. But the number of seniors 65 years of age and older is expected to grow to 67,000 by 2016. Aging at Home program will help reduce the demand for intensive health services including long-term care beds," said Regional Councillor Annette Groves, Chair of Health Services.
The Region of Peel has a tradition of caring for the older adults in the community for more than 100 years. It owns and operates five long-term care homes – the Davis Centre in Caledon, Malton Village and Sheridan Villa in Mississauga, Peel Manor and Tall Pines in Brampton. Peel's centres, residents experience a rich quality of life through personalized care, stimulating activities and an ongoing connection with the diverse communities in Peel.
Four of the Regional homes – Davis Centre, Malton Village, Sheridan Villa and Peel Manor – offer Adult Day Service.
All of the centres are accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation and operate in accordance and compliance with the relevant legislation of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the policies of the Region of Peel.
For more information about Region of Peel’s Long Term Care Centres and Adult Day Service, please call 905-799-7700.