Planning for the Health & Wellbeing Needs of Immigrant SeniorsDecember 15, 2016
The Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre have partnered with the OLIP Secretariat to:
- Engage and listen to immigrant seniors’ health and wellbeing challenges and needs as well as their experiences when seeking health services;
- Identify gaps in services that meet the unique needs of immigrant seniors;
- Identify international good practices that have successfully and effectively supported immigrant seniors’ health and wellbeing needs.
This Champlain LHIN-funded project will use multiple methods to reach the above goals, including a series of focus groups with immigrant seniors and their caregivers, interviews with isolated seniors, a survey of health care service providers, and a literature review. These activities will culminate in a final report with recommendations to support the Champlain LHIN’s planning for health services. This work is expected to be completed in spring 2017.