The RCA continues to support planning and evaluation of Assess and Restore (A&R) initiatives across the province. These initiatives support frail older adults living in the community to help them remain independent for as long as possible.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recently announced that A&R funding will become base funding as of 2017/18. Drawing on its previous review and analysis of the impact of A&R funding, the RCA has provided the LHINs with a number of resources to support planning for the allocation of base funding.
The RCA has also proposed shared indicators to support evaluation across all A&R initiatives. The indicators reflect those mandated by the Ministry, as well as insights drawn from the data collected by A&R projects to date. Technical definitions are being developed for each indicator so that
- impact can be demonstrated and measured
- data is easy to collect, and
- data is collected consistently across initiatives to allow province-wide evaluation.
The RCA has also released the Assess & Restore 2016/17 Initiatives Summary. The report identifies key findings and successful strategies for improving outcomes for older adults.
For more information, please contact the RCA secretariat.