The After the Discharge Project was developed early 2016 by Polycultural and William Osler Health System with an awareness that a significant service gap existed in supporting isolated seniors and marginalized immigrants. It was designed to offer reassurance checks, friendly visitations and connecting them to available community programs upon their exit from the hospital. Through this vision, we were able to obtain funding from The Ontario Trillium Foundation for piloting the project for one year from April 2016 and March 2017.
The project now known as the Post Discharge Project, supports isolated seniors discharged from William Osler Health System and St Joseph Health Centre. The aim of the initiative is to:
- Provide client-centered support for a continuum of care by conducting reassurance checks and friendly visitations to isolated seniors discharged from the hospital
- promote independence and well-being of participants through connection to local community resources for the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being
We are very grateful to The Ontario Trillium Foundation for the possibility to grow the project by providing the funding for another 3 years.
The grant was announced by MPP Peter Milcynz (Etobicoke—Lakeshore) on May 25, 2017 at our annual Polylicious event.