Mississauga Halton CCAC

Mississauga Halton CCAC

July 07, 2011 12:48 ET

Mississauga Halton CCAC Caps Banner Year with Engaging Community Event

Local CCAC Ends Year With Lowest Alternate Level of Care Rate in the Province

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) -

Attention: News/City editors, Health editors, Seniors' reporters

The Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) ended 2010/2011 with Ontario's lowest Alternate Level of Care (ALC) rate of 5.4 percent. It announced this and other year-end results at a free community information session, held on June 29 at the Mississauga Seniors' Centre. About 75 citizens attended the session, entitled Your Health, Your Way, to discover how they could age with choice and independence for as long as possible.

Through a multimedia report to the community, guests learned about the Mississauga Halton CCAC's achievements and heard its highly qualified case managers discuss their work with some of the more than 39,000 clients the organization served last year. The event included an open session, in which the CCAC's expert panel of case managers answered guests' specific health care and support service questions, to well past the scheduled end time.

"Thanks to focused teamwork with our Local Health Integration Network, service providers, hospital and community partners, we've made major strides in setting the standard for community-based care with changes that enhance the quality of our services and make them more accessible to people who need them," says Caroline Brereton, CEO, Mississauga Halton CCAC.

Mississauga Halton CCAC's year-end results included:

  • Providing palliative care support for 70 percent of its end-of-life clients to die at home, as they wished

  • Reducing administration costs by one percent to put $1.2 million more into direct client care

  • Freeing up hospital beds for those who need them most because, as its ALC rate indicates, only 5.4 percent of local citizens, whose needs could be met elsewhere, were in hospital.

As Ontario's fourth largest Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), Mississauga Halton CCAC provides clinical assessments, advises and manages its diverse clients' need to live safely at home or help them transition to long-term care. It is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, through the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), and serves more than one million residents in South Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Georgetown, Halton Hills and Milton.

The Mississauga Halton CCAC's 2010/2011 Report to the Community is on its website at www.mh.ccac-ont.ca.

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