Etobicoke, ON – The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), in collaboration with the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and the 10 Adult Day Program providers in the region, launched videos showcasing the features and benefits of each Adult Day Program in the region. Adult Day Programs provide engaging activities in the community for people with physical or cognitive impairments, as well as those with Alzheimer's or related dementias.
"By viewing the diverse range of activities available at Adult Day Programs, such as crafts, exercise classes and music therapy, as well as special program resources, including foot care clinics and caregiver support groups, we hope patients and their loved ones feel more comfortable and confident when selecting a program to attend. After that, our care coordinators work to connect them to their choice program," says Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC."
"The Mississauga Halton LHIN is proud of the collaborative work in the creation of the Adult Day Program video series. The videos offer key information on respite care specific to the Adult Day Programs for patients, caregivers and families. The videos can be easily accessed through any computer," adds Bill MacLeod, CEO, Mississauga Halton LHIN.
Adult Day Programs are an opportunity for new friendships and fun. Friendly, trained experts lead exciting activities that get people moving and keep them smiling. When family members know their loved one is safe and having fun at an Adult Day Program, they can take time to complete personal tasks and spend time with friends as well.
There are 10 providers, offering programs at 17 locations across the Mississauga Halton region. Diverse programming and language, as well as flexible scheduling ensure there is a program right for everyone.
"My husband now makes things; he does things; he has so many new friends. The program has enriched his life and made it so that he probably will not have to go into a long-term care home," says the wife of one Adult Day Program participant.
"When I go to work, I am confident he is well taken care of at the program. I am so grateful to the program's wonderful volunteers and staff," she adds.
If you or a loved one is interested in attending an Adult Day Program in the region, or would like to know more, please watch video tours of the region's 10 programs or contact the program directly to book a tour.
If you or a loved one would like to be referred to an Adult Day Program in the Mississauga Halton region, please contact the Mississauga Halton CCAC at 310-2222 (no area code required).
About Mississauga Halton CCAC
The Mississauga Halton CCAC coordinates in-home and community support services, information and referral, and long-term care placement. It serves a population of more than one-million residents in the communities of South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton. The Mississauga Halton CCAC is funded by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
About Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
The Mississauga Halton LHIN brings together local providers from hospitals, community care, community mental health and addictions, and community support services agencies to develop innovative, collaborative solutions to improve access and enhance the experience of patients and clients. The Mississauga Halton LHIN has a clear, achievable regional plan to improve our local health care that reflects the needs of our local community and the realities of the local service environment. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is responsible for planning, coordinating and funding ($1.3 billion) 76 health service providers who deliver programs and services to the over 1.1 million people living in the Mississauga Halton LHIN communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills, Mississauga and South Etobicoke.
About Adult Day Program Providers in Mississauga Halton region
Acclaim Health is a non-profit charitable organization committed to providing clients with quality care and support. Acclaim Health's Alzheimer's Services include a seniors day program for those with Alzheimer's or dementia, as well as caregiver support and education. The program offers social, cognitive, physical and creative activities that build on existing skills and past interests.
Alzheimer Society of Peel
The Alzheimer Society of Peel was founded in 1983 and has become a leader in dementia care. It promotes public and professional awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and offers a variety of programs and services.
ESS Support Services
Etobicoke Services for Seniors (ESS) is a not-for-profit agency committed to supporting seniors in their desire to remain in their own homes and community. Its programming caters to frail, isolated, living with memory-related disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, or recovering from a stroke.
Halton Region Adult Day Services
Halton region offers three Adult Day Programs that benefit frail/elderly adults with disabilities or cognitive impairment living in the community. Mental and social stimulation, assistance and supervision with activities of daily living are provided, as well as daytime support service from caregiving responsibilities.
India Rainbow Community Services of Peel (IRCS)
India Rainbow's Adult Day Program offers preventative and rehabilitation services in Peel region. IRCS offers a supportive and safe environment for frail, elderly and cognitively impaired adults with complex healthcare needs. Participants enjoy physically and mentally stimulating activities: light exercise, music therapy and nutritious vegetarian meals. This results in family like companionships and replacing their sense of isolation with a sense of belonging.
Next Step to Active Living
Next Step to Active Living, a therapeutic recreation program, offers a supportive environment for adults aged 21 and over with acquired physical disabilities. Community integration to promote a positive independent lifestyle is facilitated through individualized recreation choices in a community setting.
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program
S.E.N.A.C.A. is a non-profit charitable organization supporting individuals and families in their caregiving roles within the community. It provides adult respite services, focusing on nurturing activities, personal achievement, companionship and wellness, with an emphasis on cultural diversity.
Seniors Life Enhancement Centres (SLEC)
Seniors Life Enhancement Centres offer social and recreational activities in a safe, stimulating and encouraging environment. The programs provide assistance with maintaining the highest possible degree of independence and enhanced quality of life. Personalized care is given by specially trained and caring staff members.
Sheridan Villa long-term care home provides Adult Day Services to people (non-residents) who are socially isolated or feeling lonely, can't manage on their own anymore, or need assistance and/or supervision with day-to-day activities. It also offers caregiver support and education programming.
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization serving seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. As the service arm of the Yee Hong community, it carries the responsibilities of planning and delivering high quality and culturally appropriate services to enable seniors to live their lives to the fullest - in the healthiest, most independent and dignified ways.
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