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Aging with a Developmental Disability: Transition Planning

Transition Planning Guide

There are many transitions in life. This Guide focuses on the transition to older adulthood for people with developmental disabilities. It is important to keep in mind that transition to older adulthood is not merely about accessing a variety of programs available to senior citizens. It is above all a planned and conscious evolution to embrace life as it presents itself during the aging process.

From the Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities

Planning Guide

Excerpts from the guide

Knowledge Bites

A Bi-monthly Newsletter of The Toronto Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities (TPADD)

Additional Resources

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a specialty community legal clinic that was established to provide a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario. The legal services include advice and representation to individual and group clients, public legal education, law reform and community development activities. ACE has been operating since 1984.

ACE Brochure: Click here
ACE website: Click here

Developmental Disabilities, Aging, Supports & Resources

Angela Gonzales and Lindsay Wingham-Smith discuss ways to improve collaborative care planning to support people with issues related to aging with a Developmental disability Click here

A BRAND NEW WORLD: ONTARIO’S NEW LONG-TERM CARE HOMES ACT
The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA or the Act) is coming into force in Ontario on July 1, 2010. This legislation replaces the three current pieces of legislation which presently govern long-term care homes: the Charitable Homes Act, the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act and the Nursing Homes Act.
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DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL TO LONG-TERM CARE: ISSUES IN ONTARIO
Hospitals in Ontario are overcrowded. Thousands of people are on waiting lists for long-term care homes. As a result, people requiring long-term care (LTC) are confronted with a variety of “policies” and “programs” developed to “deal” with these issues despite the legislation governing placement.
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TIPS AND TRAPS WHEN CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE
ACE often provides advice regarding issues related to placement or waiting for placement into long-term care. The following are tips and traps that we believe everyone should be aware of when considering long-term care placement or alternatives.
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HOME FIRST” – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Recent articles have appeared in various publications touting “Home First” programs as the solution to the problem that Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients face in many hospitals. ALC patients have completed the acute phase of their treatment and are awaiting placement into a long-term care home, but because of long waiting lists remain in hospital. While “Home First” may be beneficial for many seniors, this is not universal.
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