The South East LHIN has the highest proportion in the province of residents aged 65 years of age or older. By 2016, it is estimated that one in five residents will be 65 years of age or older.
A number of local initiatives are underway to address the needs of our frail elderly residents who account for a high proportion of hospital and emergency room (ER) use.
These programs and projects address the health and wellness needs of an older patient population by building on service strengths, addressing service gaps and on remedying system integration-type problems, such as moving patients out of hospital and into their homes, when they no longer need acute care, and bringing in needed services, so they can recuperate in the most appropriate setting.
They also see health service providers across the South East working more effectively together – to build a more cohesive, efficient and effective health care system.
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