Presentation on theme: "New Vistas - New Challenges Aging and Developmental Disabilities Project Ron W. Coristine ONTARIO PARTNERSHIP ON AGING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES."— Presentation transcript:
New Vistas - New Challenges Aging and Developmental Disabilities Project Ron W. Coristine ONTARIO PARTNERSHIP ON AGING AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Forces At Work Economics of Scarcity Rationing Fiscal Constraint Service Pressures System Maturation Collaborative Models Demographic Change Aging Boom
Rationing Eligibility criteria Service coordination Core services User fees
Service Pressures Attracting and retaining qualified staff Constrained training budgets Increased regulation High needs clients Facility Closures Risk
Collaborative Models Range of activity extends from cooperation to amalgamation The system knows how to engage in innovative / collaborative ventures
Aging Boom Of persons with developmental disabilities: Longevity Health issues; dementias Aging caregivers Living in the community Access to services for older Ontarians
A New Reality Aging and Developmental Disabilities
Front Line Experiences Unexplained changes in functioning Incongruence between programs offered and peoples needs Confusion, frustration, risk
Here and Now 24% over age 50 50% over age 40
The Ten Year Shift Age Shift <
The Great Debate Aging in PlaceRe-institutionalization
Aging in Place Remaining in ones own home during the aging process What about: Quality of Life? Quality of Life? Adapting to the aging process? Adapting to the aging process?
Re-institutionalization Leaving ones social milieu and way of life What about: Quality of Life? Adapting to the aging process?
Re-framing the Issue Maintaining Quality of Life while adapting to the aging process
Transition Planning Reported by Developmental Service Agencies Reported Outcomes Being SoughtNumberPercent Non-residential seniors programs2542 % Supportive seniors housing1016 % Long term care home2542 % Total60100 % Source: Building a Future Where Aging is OK Final Report of the Transition Planning Task Group
Transition Planning Comparison of DS and LTC Providers Service Provider Transition Planning Process Developmental Services3% Long Term Care45%
Finding Direction Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities OPADD
What Is OPADD Trying to Do?
Vision That older adults with a developmental disability have the same rights to support and services as all older Ontarians
Motivation Need to understand aging Service improvement Appropriate support to older adults with developmental disabilities
Method Partnership: Knowledge Exchange Service Innovation Best Practices
Local Solutions Cross sector linkages at the agency level Participation of planning bodies Agencies retain autonomy Build capacity to support older adults with developmental disabilities
What OPADD Has Done Provincial symposium & regional workshops Established provincial cross sector body Ongoing support to local groups Research in transition planning U-First! as cross sector training Informing Ministries
OPADD Participants Developmental Services and Long Term Care: 50 organizations and groups with a commitment to the Vision, Values and Mission of the Partnership.
OPADD Participants Regional and local cross sector groups Provincial associations Service providers Planning bodies Government
The Next Five Years Building bridges between sectors Long Term Care Developmental Services
Regional Workshops Planned and hosted by regional cross sector groups Catalyst to regional planning and local initiatives
Regional Planning Groups Provide regional forums for cross sector dialogue Stimulate new local initiatives Facilitate communication between local projects and OPADD
Information and Education Information exchanges Interactive web site Quarterly E-zine Reports and papers Curriculum development
Expand the Perspective Support national and international conferences on aging and developmental disabilities Winnipeg 2004 Toronto 2007
Policy Inform policy-makers about innovation and gaps in the system Foster informed policy-making that supports realization of our vision and principles
Reduce Legislative Constraints Innovation requires stepping outside of the silos Dialogue between service providers and policy makers on implications for regulatory change
Ontario Projects Today Cross Sector: Research Planning Pilot Projects Protocols
Stories of Innovation Building a New Continuum: Accessing services/programs for older Ontarians New innovative services Adapting existing programs
North East Sudbury Support Services: Strategic plan for aging Workshop being planned for 2006 North East Committee not yet formed.
North West Ontario NW ADD Committee: Evolved from 2000 Symposium Cross sector training Close ties with academic sector Developing demographic profile