Elder Care: The Role of the HCCSS (Home and Community Care Support Services) for the Caregiver

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: *New* In person – OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 2214

This in-person workshop presented by the Toronto Central Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) will:

  • focus on in-home and community services available to assist you in providing care to an elderly person
  • provide you with information on the application process for admission into a long term care home and other community housing options
  • address caregiver stress and burnout with a focus on providing specific coping strategies

Jennifer Thomas MSW, RSW is a  Care Coordinator with Home and Community Care Support Services, Toronto Central.  Jennifer has over 20 years of experience working with frail seniors and their caregivers at home and in the community including as part of the home visiting primary care program with the Mt Sinai Family Health Team

Tanya Poon is an occupational therapist by background, and a care coordinator with Home and Community Care Support Services, Toronto Central. She has a total of 13 years working in the community. For the past 10 years, Tanya has been embedded with the St Joseph’s Health Centre homebound family medicine team, together supporting frail and homebound seniors and their caregivers in the community

Registration required. University of Toronto students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are welcome. Partners and family members (including chosen family members) who are co-caregivers with U of T students, staff, postdoctoral fellows and faculty are also welcome to attend. If you have any access needs to ensure your full participation in this in-person event, please contact the Family Care Office and we will try our best to work with you and make appropriate arrangements.