Congratulations to the Mississauga Halton Team which was Awarded the Minister's Medal Honouring Excellence in Health for Helping Seniors Access Care At Home
The Supports for Daily Living program in the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), of which March of Dimes is a provider, was recognized on November 21, 2013 for helping seniors access the care they need at home to live more independently.
The program’s team was awarded the Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety for providing community resources to seniors discharged from hospital so they can recover at home rather than a long-term care facility.
The Supports for Daily Living program offers personal support, homemaking and attendant services in designated neighbourhoods and buildings. These services are available around the clock every day of the year. Marilyn Daley's team has been so successful with their program in Etobicoke, they were recently given funding to run a similar program in Mississauga. March of Dimes offers services to seniors throughout Ontario. .
“The Supports for Daily Living program has proven to be a pioneering force for our health system, changing the way we care for our seniors to help them live better at home. Providing seniors with more timely access to health care in their homes and communities ensures our health care system works better for everyone, improving access for all who need care, where they need it," says Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
The Minister’s Medal is a competitive, annual recognition program that recognizes the collaborative efforts of Ontario’s health care providers in improving care for Ontarians, and this year marked the inaugural year of the Minister’s Medal program. There were 140 applications this year for the medal.
Congratulations again to Marilyn Daley and all the teams for this well-deserved honour!