Point Edward, ON - Lambton County residents can now access home and community care supports they need to remain independent, supported and healthy at home thanks to Caredove, a new online referral management network. Lambton Public Health (LPH) and Lambton Elderly Outreach (LEO), in partnership with Caredove, launched the referral network to streamline access to community supports and health services that allow residents to "age-in-place." "The best care keeps people at home, safe and independent," says Anita Trusler, Supervisor of Health Promotion at Lambton Public Health. "Traditional referral processes weren't working. Caredove improves the transition between services and provides better access to community service, when and where they need it." Caredove securely and seamlessly simplifies health and social service referrals to connect people with community supports. Primary care providers can also search for services and send electronic referrals with immediate notification changes to help reduce patient wait times. To get started visit Caredove Sarnia-Lambton. Network partners include: • Alzheimer’s Society of Sarnia-Lambton • Canadian Red Cross • City of Sarnia • County of Lambton (Long-term Care & EMS) • Family Counselling Centre • Grand Bend Community Health Centre • March of Dimes • Philips Lifeline • Seniors Home Independence Network Funding was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) through the Health and Well-Being Grant Program. The project supports priority items identified in the Age-Friendly Sarnia Action Plan.
For more information about the Age-Friendly Community Development initiative call Anita Trusler at 519-383-8331, 1-800-667-1839 or firstname.lastname@example.org