Aging at Home Strategy
What is the Aging at Home Strategy?
Ontario's population is aging - recent estimates project the seniors' population to double in the next 16 years. It is therefore becoming vitally important to ensure that there are resources available to assist those who wish to remain at home.
Through the Aging at Home Strategy, community living options for seniors will expand dramatically, with a wider range of home care and community support services available to enable people to continue leading healthy and independent lives in their own homes. More than $700 million in funding over three years will be invested through the province's 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).
It is the LHINs who are leading this initiative by identifying and providing funding for enhanced home care and community support services, as well as for innovative projects specific to their LHIN.
Twenty per cent of the funding is earmarked for innovative projects. The idea behind this strategy is to invite proposals for new projects to support non-traditional partnerships and new preventive and wellness services. This will provide new opportunities for LHINs to better serve the province's culturally diverse populations and increase equity and access for all of Ontario's seniors.
Events and Meetings in Your LHIN
Decisions about how the funding is used will be at the discretion of each LHIN, to ensure that resulting programs and services are based on local communities' needs and priorities. We invite you to get involved.
(This webpage is being continually updated, so please check back to see if Aging at Home meetings in your LHIN have been posted. Alternatively, please contact your LHIN directly: it is possible that Aging at Home events are taking place in your LHIN that have not yet been posted on the websites.)
This is a collaborative on-line resource developed by the Government of Ontario to make it easier for seniors to access information, programs and services at all levels of government. This site is available in both English and French.