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HOME CARE ONTARIO’s
PATIENTS FIRST
PROPOSAL

This information is provided by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


THE INVESTMENT
Home Care Ontario uses monthly polls to gather information from the public as a means of informing advocacy and initiatives. Financing
•57% of respondents believe that privately retained home care should be HST exempt (Winter 2015/16).
•25% of respondents believe that assets (means) testing is a good way to determine who should receive publicly funded home care (Nov 2014)
•100% of respondents are purchasing care to supplement CCAC funded service in order to keep a senior at home. (Dec 2014)

Access
•64% of respondents "know how to access home care" (Jun 2015).In 2009 48% said they would know how to access home care.

Models of Service
•88% of respondents believe a new model of home care is required in Ontario (Oct 2014)
•88% of respondents would be willing to talk to a home care worker via Skype or similar service. (March 2015)
•74% of respondents would choose to self-direct their own care if given the opportunity (Summer 2015)

Care Issues
•79% of respondents believe that early testing…

Patients First:

 Patients First:
Reporting Back on the Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario is a summary of what the ministry heard. It will inform next steps in giving patients better access to care no matter where they live.

Ontarians
…were invited to provide feedback on Patients First: Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario in a variety of ways, including in-person meetings, email, web surveys and webinars.

Patients First: Reporting Back on the Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario
As outlined in Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, Ontario is committed to putting patients at the centre of a truly integrated health system by giving them better access to care no matter where they live.
As part of this plan, Ontario released Patients First: Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario for feedback and consultation. It outlines ways to:
Make it easier for patients to find a primary health care provider when…