What’s the future of CCACs in Ontario?

Recent negative headlines around provincially-funded homecare services have caught the attention CARP members who regularly interact with the provincial Community Care Access Centres (CCACs). Ontario currently has 14 CCACs that provide and coordinate a number of government funded medical services from rehabilitation to personal support and homemaking, (food preparation, bathing, house cleaning) to more complex […]

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What’s the future of CCACs in Ontario?

Recent negative headlines around provincially-funded homecare services have caught the attention CARP members who regularly interact with the provincial Community Care Access Centres (CCACs). Ontario currently has 14 CCACs that provide and coordinate a number of government funded medical services from rehabilitation to personal support and homemaking, (food preparation, bathing, house cleaning) to more complex […]

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Halton Chapter's January Meetings with CCAC in Review

Information posted February 2, 2014 For our February Community meetings in Milton and Burlington we invited the Community Care Access Centre of Mississauga/Halton (CCAC) to present “Your Gateway to the Health Care System.” We welcomed speaker Bobbi Greenberg to both meetings who gave an in depth presentation on how the health care system works for those […]

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CCAC cares about you.

CCAC has Community Access Centres throughout Ontario. Peterborough is part of the Central East CCAC, a huge area extending to such distant places as Scarborough, Haliburton, the Lakeshore, and Campbellford, and that area breaks down into a number of smaller local agencies. Have you or a loved one, or even a friend, recently been released […]

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Dying woman outlives her 90 days of home care so CCAC cuts her services

  When Doris Landry was discharged from hospital with a life expectancy of one to two months, she entered the “Home First” program. Offered by the Central Community Care Access Centre, the program provided a caseworker, personal support workers for eight hours every day, and medical equipment including a special bed, an oxygen machine, a […]

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I Will Not Let My Father’s Death Be in Vain

Six months ago, 86 year-old James Acker died of injuries after being beaten in his long-term care home. Today, his daughter Tammy Carbino is still trying to process what happened. On October 2, National Seniors’ Day, Tammy spoke to an audience of CARP members in Barrie to “celebrate seniors and pay tribute to the men and women that […]

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Finally, funding for a provincial dementia strategy in Ontario

Toronto, ON, May 3, 2017 – The Ontario government announced some good news for more than 200,000 people suffering from dementia and their loved ones. It announced their commitment to invest more than $100 million over three years towards the implementation of a dementia strategy in last week’s Provincial Budget. “Dementia is a debilitating disease […]

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First Step Toward Justice After Her Father’s Beating

On March 9th, 2017, CARP was invited to sit in the Ontario Legislature Members’ gallery by Ontario NDP Long-Term Care Critic, MPP Teresa Armstrong (London-Fanshawe), along with Mrs. Tammy Carbino, daughter of James Acker, who was brutally assaulted by a fellow dementia patient six weeks ago in an Ontario nursing home. MPP Armstrong asked the […]

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