Improving Support for Seniors with Complex Mental Health Needs
“Care for me always as I live my life as I value and understand it to be”
The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) project is a $40 million provincial investment. The BSO project will allow local health service providers to hire new staff – nurses, personal support workers and other health care providers – and train them in the specialized skills necessary to provide care for these patients with dignity and respect.
The North West LHIN worked with a LHIN-wide project team of providers, physicians and consumers to create our regional BSO Action plan. “Care for me always as I live my life as I value and understand it to be” is the Value Statement for the North West LHIN project and was developed by local consumers and health care providers.
The North West LHIN Action Plan details how the LHIN will be implementing the Behavioural Supports Ontario Framework of Care. Led by St. Joseph's Care Group, the Action Plan includes the development of mobile outreach teams to help educate and support regaional health service providers as they provide care to patients with responsive behaviour, as well as a plan to develop behavioural suppport services at Hogarth Riverview Manor.