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Health Canada

January 23, 2012 11:54 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Development of a Home Care Planning and Evaluation Tool

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 23, 2012) -

Factsheet: Home Care Services - Developing a Planning and Evaluation Tool for the Health Care System (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/nr-cp/_2012/2012-10bk-eng.php)

Ms. Eve Adams, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of Health, today announced support to the Canadian Home Care Association for the development of a policy planning and evaluation tool, called the Home Care Policy Lens.

"I commend the leadership of the Association for taking the initiative to develop this valuable policy tool," said Ms. Adams. "I encourage all health care sectors to work with the Association to help enhance home care's role in the continuum of health care services for Canadians."

"The Home Care Policy Lens project will help achieve the Canadian Home Care Association's vision of an integrated system that provides accessible, responsive services which enable people to safely stay in their homes with dignity and independence and quality of life" confirmed Nadine Henningsen, Executive Director, Canadian Home Care Association.

Delivered by the provinces and territories, home care programming provides an array of health and social services which enable clients with various health and functional limitations to live at home, rather than in a hospital or a long-term care facility.

Integrated care and cross-sector planning are key to a high-quality and sustainable health care system. The Home Care Policy Lens promises to be a much needed planning and evaluation tool to support collaboration across health sectors and optimize home care services for Canadians. It will also help policy makers better develop and evaluate integrated care policies and identify issues that impact performance and responsiveness of the home and continuing care sector.

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