Home and Community Care

Ontario is committed to developing a health care system that puts patients first. Anchored in the province’s Patients First: A Roadmap to Strengthen Home and Community Care, the 14 LHINs across the province have been actively planning for these changes. In our region, the current work of implementing the policies related to the Expansion of Personal Support Services (PSS) and the Community Support Services (CSS) Integration are now being planned taking into account proposed fundamental shifts in health care.

The creation of one home and community care sector will be one of the cornerstones of health care transformation. This will mean creating a home and community care model that will allow people to experience services as seamless, timely, coordinated and easy-to-navigate-and-use.

Below, you will find links to the Patients First documents, the South West LHIN’s Integrated Health Service Plan for 2016-2019, Guideline documents CSS & CCAC, and webcast materials. All of these materials are recommended readings for agencies to support future conversations and planning.

Recommended Reading:


Webcast Materials - April 29, 2016

Expression of Interest Survey for CSS Agencies – Due May 27, 2016

Upcoming Sub-Region Meetings

The CSS sub-region meetings are approaching and we encourage agencies to sign-up and attend the respective meeting for the geography in which your agency serves. Below is the list of meetings and locations. Please click to sign-up

 Sub-Region   Date   Time   Location 
 Elgin  May 18  9am-noon   Elgin St. Thomas Public Health
 1230 Talbot Street, St. Thomas
 London/Middlesex   May 18  1-4pm  Kinsmen Arena
 20 Granville St., London
 Huron & Perth  May 20  9am-noon  ONE CARE Home and Community Services
 317 Huron St., Clinton
 Oxford  June 3  9am-noon  Tillsonburg District Multiservice Centre
 96 Tilson Ave., Tillsonburg
 Grey & Bruce  June 16   9am-noon  Home and Community Support Services (HCSS) of Grey Bruce  
 Hanover & District Hospital, 90 7th Ave., Hanover