The Continuum of Care – How Yee Hong serves the changing needs of the Chinese seniors in Canada
Professor K.T. Tsang, Factor-Inwentash Chair in Social Work in the Global Community, University of Toronto (http://socialwork.utoronto.ca/profiles/a-ka-tat-tsang/), Principal Investigator of the 2012 Needs Study, will discuss changing needs from these perspectives.
- Transition in life
- Changing Circumstances
- Interaction with service system
K.Y. Liu, Executive Director – Social Services at Yee Hong, will discuss the continuum of care.
Viewing needs from a Transition in Life perspective, Yee Hong established a continuum of care model to provide services to the community when people first approach aging, when they are still very active, through the process of aging to serve them when they require more care until a time when they have to enter a nursing home. The purpose of the continuum of care is to keep seniors aging at home to avoid early institutionalization.
Maria Chu, Director of Community services, will share the new initiatives such as Sexuality and Intimacy Project, Play Intervention and e-learning for caregivers.
Through the past 20 years in providing service and care to seniors, Yee Hong’s service model and philosophy has changed. We moved from a physical care/medical model to an empowerment model to fulfill our vision to enable seniors to live their lives to the fullest.
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