Photo: Nancy Campbell (left), Nurse Practitioner, and Jenny Lane, Executive Director. – Submitted Photo
Toronto – The Leeds & Grenville Community Family Health Team (LGCFHT) “Aging at Home” program was selected out of over 150 possible topics to be featured at the most recent Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario (AFHTO) conference held on October 25-26 in Toronto.
AFHTO is a not-for profit association representing inter-professional primary care teams in Ontario. Each year, AFHTO hosts a professional development conference for 850 primary care providers, patients and community partners.
With only 48 available timeslots and over 150 applications, AFHTO working groups went through a rigorous process to determine which presentations would be selected for the conference, says Jenny Lane, LGCFHT Executive Director.
Lane, along with Nancy Campbell, LGCFHT Nurse Practitioner, presented about “Aging at Home,” the home-based program that has been offered to qualifying LGCFHT patients in Brockville and Gananoque since February 2017.
“We were thrilled to be selected to share our “Aging at Home” story with our colleagues from across the province,” says Lane.
The focus of the program, led by Campbell, is to assist patients who may have difficulty accessing the clinics or are at high risk for hospitalization. It seeks to link individuals with resources and education, and provide care in their home.
To learn more about the program, please click here: http://www.hometowntv12.ca/news/local-news/brockville/the-leeds-grenville-community-family-health-team-launches-new-aging-at-home-program/
Lane says that the program aligns with the LGCFHT’s vision of Delivery of Optimal Care to Those We Serve.
“We developed this program because the team and I recognized that some of our elderly patients suffering from a number of chronic conditions could truly benefit from a home-visiting service,” she says. “It’s important to us to prioritize patient need and optimal modes of care delivery.”
LGCFHT Board Chair Stephen Elliott commends Lane and her team for their contributions to patients.
“Ms. Lane is continuously seeking additional programs and services that support our patient population,” Elliott says. “With the vision for and implementation of programs such as ‘Aging at Home,’ Ms. Lane continues to put our organization at the forefront of health care reform.”