The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health is pleased to announce that the Southeastern Ontario Portal for Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Health Care Consent (HCC) website is up and ready for your feedback and recommendations.  The site has been developed to provide information that is important to Health Care Providers and people living in Ontario.

We invite you to participate in the user-testing feedback survey.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  2 pages..

This video reinforces the importance of Advance Care Planning.  Patients and health care professinals share their opinions and advice.

This 8 page guide is intended to provide the necessary information for patients and Substitute Decision Makers to make informed decisions regarding tube feeding.  It reviews commonly asked questions and easy to understand answers.  

This 2 page handout provides important information regarding ventilation supports.  While targetted towards those with ALS, the information provided can help readers understand the advantages and disadvantages associated with types of mechanical ventilation.

This short video features Dr. Daren Heyland talking about end of life care and the importance of having end of life and Advance Care Planning conversations.  The CANHELP tool is briefly described.

This one page handout describes what Advance Care Planning is in Ontario as well as the role of the Subsitute Decision Maker and Health Practitioners in regards to Health Care Consent. 

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Diversity & Inequality Considerations for Older Adults, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events. Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

This pdf handout is intended as a helpful resource to address commonly asked questions and answers related to Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent in Ontario.  A number of relevant resources are linked to in order to provide more in depth information. 5 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

We are all aging.  The demographics are shifting and resources are lacking to support our seniors.  For the LGBT community, resources, and particularly housing needs are virtually non-existent. Due to stigma, discrimination, family dynamics and other issues, this aging community is at risk of having limited support.  

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