IN THIS ISSUE
Creating important "First" links
By the year 2020, it is estimated that a quarter million people in Ontario will suffer from some form of dementia. That's why partnerships between our CCAC and service providers like the Alzheimer Society are so crucial to providing patients and their caregivers with the support they need, both at home and in the community. Recently, care coordinators and other staff at the CCAC's North Bay and Sudbury branches attended an informative presentation by Diane Windsor, Coordinator of the Alzheimer Society's FirstLink program in Sudbury, which provides patients dealing with dementia that "first link" to the Society's diverse range of programs and services.
Change to Senior Leadership team
It is with mixed emotions that the North East CCAC bids farewell to Shelley Moreau, Senior Director, Corporate Services. Shelley is retiring as of September 30th, after 24 years in the homecare sector, the last eight with the North East CCAC. Cathy Bailey, formerly Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Senior Director, Corporate Services. The North East CCAC wishes Shelley well in her retirement, and will miss her steady and thoughtful leadership.
North East CCAC Heroes in the Home - Caregiver Awards:
September 28, 2015 Timmins; McIntyre Auditorium
September 29, 2015 Kirkland Lake;Église de L'Assomption (Church)
October 15, 2015 Sault Ste. Marie; Senior Drop-In Centre
October 22, 2015 Parry Sound; Bobby Orr Community Centre
November 9, 2015 Sudbury; Pioneer Manor
November 10, 2015 North Bay; Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23
All Heroes in the Home Recognition Ceremonies will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
Working together for our most fragile citizens
For the past two years, the North East CCAC (CCAC) and North East Specialized Geriatric Services (NESGS) have been working collaboratively to develop and support their community partnership.
Spotlight on Wound Care Primary Protocol
Since its launch two years ago, the North East CCAC's Patient Centred Wound Care Program (PCWCP) has reduced pain and improved healing times and quality of life for our patients.
An ongoing quality improvement project, the Wound Care team's focus has been front line education and hands on training, united and supported by the development of clinical pathways and use of advanced medical supplies.