Regional Council received an update on the implementation of the Community Care Access Centres’ (CCACs) expanded role in the assessment and placement of clients into Adult Day Services programs in Peel.
The CCACs are legislated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and funded through the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) to connect local citizens to home care, long term care, and other community – based services following injury, illness, or the complications of aging and disability. Every year over 600,000 Ontarians receive services through the CCACs, with elderly clients accounting for 56 per cent of those served.
The Central West LHIN has recently required that the Central West CCAC complete assessments for all clients seeking Adult Day Services. The Mississauga Halton CCAC has also begun assessing Adult Day Services applicants, however clients can be admitted to the program prior to receipt of the CCAC assessment.
A previous report to Regional Council in September 2011, titled “Expanded Role for the Community Care Access Centres”, provided an overview of how the expanded role for the CCACs is moving them towards becoming the single point of access to local health services and the potential implications of this new role for Regional Programs and Peel residents.
To view the report on the “Expanded Role for the Community Care Access Centres”, please visit:
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