This Just In! - News

Ontario Improving Alzheimer’s Support Services 

Biz X Magazine NEWS, CARHA,Windsor Essex Harvest Festival,Festivals and Events, Open Air Burning, Business Excellence Awards, Breaking Barriers,EDDIE FRANCIS, Staycation, TeslaCrypt Tourism Week, My Property Tax, Climate Change Action Plan, VIGIL, Pacifica Hybrid, Outstanding Business, WEARCI Seeks Mentors, Ontario Rent Increase, Assistance in Dying Legislation, Two Local High Schools, Enhance Canada Pension Plan, Social Enterprise, CANCER SCANNING, Medical Marijuana Prescription Service, Cider Available in Grocery Stores, basic income, Mega-hospital, PET/CT Scanner, Precision Diagnostic Imaging, Entry-Level Training, Ontario Autism Program, Summer Company, Property Tax Bills, Ontario Regulations,Child Support Payments, Travelling with Pets,Summit Creative Award, Workplace, JUNE 2016, Auto Insurance, ChangeTheWorld, oma, New Fire Hall, First Quarter, Insurance Changes, Cimpress to Create Jobs in Windsor, City of Windsor Vendor, Open Air Fire Ban, Urgent Home Repairs, Canadian Free Trade Agreement, HEPATITIS DAY, Online Shopping through LCBO.com, Retirement Security, Farmers Market Survey, Child Care Wait List, WIFF submission deadline, Canadian Food Producers, Ontario and Michigan are working together to drive growth and increase the competitiveness of the Great Lakes auto industry, Ontario First Quarter Finances, Where’s the Beef, Ontario150, Certified Site Program, Body of Work Fashion Show, Partner Facility Renewal, The Gordie, License Home Inspectors, For Peace Sake, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Emergency Rooms, Sun Parlour Folk Music Society, Driver Licence, WINDSOR TORNADO, Windsor Tornado Update, Gender Wage Gap,Services for Refugees, On A Mission for the Mission, living wage, Ontario Infrastructure, Student Renter, Zoomers, Coffee Break, Canadian Competitiveness Award, Libro Credit Union, Grocery Stores,Celebrate Ontario, Capping Salary, Full-Day Kindergarten, Electricity Costs, Jobs Available, Windsor Pizza Fest, suicide rates, Ontario to Improve Dementia Care, Ontario to Cut Red Tape, Drug Impaired Drivers, Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage from $11.25 to $11.40 on October 1, 2016 - the third consecutive year it has increased, Fire Prevention Week, Special Garbage Pickup in the Works, Lakeshore Rain, Celebrating Cultural Diversity Across Ontario, CMHA Windsor-Essex Supports Mental Illness Awareness Week, Ontario Making Hospital Parking More Affordable, Ontario Activates Disaster Recovery Assistance, Purse, Flood, Windsor, NDP leads the way in declaring Islamic Heritage Month this October, in Ontario, Update on Windsor Flooding Support Services, Dillon Consulting Limited marks 70th anniversary by focusing on mental health promotion, Ontario Adds 16,200 Jobs in September, Progress Being Made in Windsor Flood Material Pick-up, Windsor - Essex, South Korea Form Partnership, Windsor Essex, South Korea Form Partnership, Ontario Taking Action to Protect Clean Water, Ontario Recognizes Waste Reduction Week, Rotary Club of Windsor-St.Clair recipient of 150th Celebration Gardens, Today Ontario passed legislation that will rebate the provincial portion of the HST from electricity bills as of January 1, 2017, Ontario Providing Free Language Training for Immigrants,2016 National Philanthropy Day Award Recipients, Historic Electricity Trade Agreement, Bigg Wiggle Support of Mayor’s Youth Leadership Team, Wine Now Available On Grocery Store Shelves, Keep The Roads Safe for Trick-Or-Treaters - Be Alert and Follow the Rules of the Road this Halloween, Trade Deal Between Canada and EU, Ontario Energy Audits and Retrofits Program Cash,Ontario Building Schools in Windsor-Essex, Lakeshore Warns of Door to Door Salespersons, Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide, Unredeemed Cat Spay Neuter Vouchers Offered, Ontario Seeking Input on Basic Income Pilot, ESSEX COUNTY REAL ESTATE STATS OCT 2016, Random Act of Kindness Day, Ontario Adds 25,400 Jobs, $56,294 Raised at Rotary TV Auction, Student Debt Crisis in Ontario, South National Road Closure, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on Aboriginal Veterans Day, 15 Projects Receive ACHF Funding,Province Fights Speeding in School Zones, Land Transfer Tax, TWEPI Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards, Premier Wynne

More Service Providers to Receive Alzheimer’s Support Training in Wandering Prevention.

Ontario is investing $761,500 in the Alzheimer Society of Ontario’s Finding Your Way program to help improve training and reach more people who come into contact with persons affected by dementia.

The Finding Your Way program is a multicultural safety campaign that helps people with dementia stay safe and active, while helping to prevent the risk of wandering and going missing. The program’s training services will be enhanced this year to include first-responders as well as supportive housing and retirement homes staff.

The funding will also help the Alzheimer Society of Ontario:

Launch an enhanced website
Deliver new eLearning seminars and town halls
Increase volunteer recruitment activities on campuses and in the private sector
Distribute 20,000 new brochures.

Investing in services and supports to help keep seniors safe is part of the government’s plan to build stronger and healthier communities.

 

 

“This program is the result of an extraordinary network of committed people. This year, since we know that 95 per cent of missing incidents happen with seniors who still live at home, the expansion into educating community workers who have direct contact with people with dementia, their families and caregivers makes sense. We appreciate the support of the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat and First Responder groups to help us develop materials that will educate Emergency Service Workers, retirement home and supportive housing staff about the risks of going missing for people with dementia and how to respond to missing incidents when they do occur.” — Chris Dennis, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Ontario

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Indira Naidoo-Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, is conducting consultations on dementia care to inform a comprehensive strategy for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.‎ Ontarians interested in submitting ideas and sharing experiences can do so at: [email protected]
  • By 2020, nearly 250,000 seniors in Ontario will be living with some form of dementia.
  • Three out of five people with dementia go missing. There is greater risk of injury, even death, for those missing for more than 24 hours.
  • Ontario has invested more than $2.8 million in funding to the Finding Your Way program.
  • The Finding Your Way program safety kit is available in 12 languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, Urdu and Tamil.

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.