Resource Webinar 5

Enhancing Community Capacity and Transforming Home Care and Community Seniors’ Services

Goals of the Webinar

  • To learn about the best care practices in seniors’ care from other countries in the world, including features of their programs, funding priorities and innovative service delivery methods.
  • To learn about Denmark’s method of delivery of seniors’ care using combined integrated housing and home care services model.
  • To discuss priority steps needed to transform the seniors’ care system in Alberta.
  • To learn about Alberta Health’s strategy in enhancing and transforming community/home care services and new delivery methods such as self-directed care, and new ways of contracting home care.
  • To provide opportunities for participants to express their views and priorities on the role of community services in the transformation of seniors’ services.

Speakers and Speaker Slides

  • Rosalie Wyonch, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute,  “International Policy Insights: Continuing Care in Canada”
  • Mads Biering La Cour, Director for Elderly and Dementia, Danish Health Authority. “Denmark’s Seniors’ Care System and the Role Played by the Home Care Program.”
  • Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Health Policy Research at Toronto Metropolitan University’s National Institute of Ageing, Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System and the University Health Network, “Enabling a Promising Future for Continuing Care in Alberta.”
  • Corinne Schalm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Continuing Care, Alberta Health, “Alberta’s Strategy in Integrating Continuing Care Services and Enhancing Home Care Capacity and Innovation.”
  • Lisa Stebbins, Chief Program Officer, Carya, Alberta,  “Community-Based Senior Serving Organizations: Part of the Solution.”