Partner Spotlights

The Oxford OHT is made possible through the collaborative participation of healthcare partners in our region.
Each month we highlight one of our partners on social media with a Partner Spotlight that focuses on the services they offer and a project they are working on in Oxford County.
Click the headings below to view the partner organizations we have featured so far.

  • CarePartners

    CarePartners is funded through HCCSS and has been delivering both nursing and personal support services in Oxford County since 1999. Services include palliative care nursing services through CarePartners’ eHomeCare program, personal support to residents in their home or retirement home setting, nursing visits in both the clinic and home setting, as well as school shift and overnight shift nursing services.

    As mentioned in our Home and Community Care Support Services spotlight, CarePartners was involved in the opening of the Caressant Care Transitional Bed Program in April 2020. This program allocated a new space to patients waiting for long-term care solutions and led to more capacity for Oxford County hospitals as they cared for COVID-19 patients. The program has since expanded from 10 to 22 beds, with nursing and PSW staffing provided by CarePartners.

    While this transitional program began before our OHT was officially approved, it is a fantastic example of the type of coordinated care and collaboration between partners that we are striving for more of in our healthcare system.

    We are proud to work with CarePartners as a dedicated partner, and we look forward to continued collaborations within the OHT to better deliver care to patients in Oxford County. To learn more about CarePartners, visit www.carepartners.ca.

  • CBI Health

    The team at CBI Health have been supporting clients and caregivers in our region for 25+ years, providing rehabilitation and client-centric care in various settings such as homes, clinics, and hospitals. The community-based services they provide support people living independently in their home and help prevent unnecessary hospitalization or premature admission to long-term care.

    CBI Health recently partnered with the Transitional Care Unit at Caressant Care Nursing Home, HCCSS, and CarePartners to provide additional support to residents of the program. Through this collaboration, CBI Health offers daily and regular occupational therapy and physiotherapy, which has led to 81% of clients having either a stable or improved falls risk, 84% of clients with a stable or improved ability to perform activities of daily living, and improvement in pain scores by an average of 20%! Their involvement in the program is a fantastic example of the type of coordinated care and collaboration between partners that we are striving for more of in our healthcare system.

    We are pleased to have CBI Health’s support and insight and we appreciate the work they do for Oxford County and the surrounding community. For more on CBI Health, visit www.cbihealth.ca

  • Dale Brain Injury Services (DBIS)

    We are pleased to introduce one of our newest partners, Dale Brain Injury Services (DBIS). DBIS delivers a range of community-based rehabilitation and continuing support services across Southwestern Ontario. These services are geared to individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury and stroke, and their care partners. In addition to individual supports, DBIS also has therapeutic and recreational groups for clients and caregivers and provides clinical consultation, support, and training for formal and informal caregivers.

    DBIS joined Oxford OHT with the intention of strengthening their collaborative relationships with other healthcare and social service organizations to maximize their resources and to provide the best care for residents of Oxford County.

    DBIS is currently working on various projects to investigate how they can provide additional services and/or better serve other populations. Examples include persons experiencing homelessness and individuals impacted by long term post-concussion syndrome, both of which are presently under-served. DBIS looks forward to the opportunities that OHT partnership will provide for them to engage with other local providers on these initiatives and to better support our community members.

    We are pleased to have the support of Dale Brain Injury Services and appreciate their drive to collaborate and support under-served populations in our community. To learn more about DBIS, visit www.daleservices.on.ca.

  • Home and Community Care Support Services South West (HCCSS)

    Home and Community Care Support Services South West (HCCSS) coordinates in-home and community-based care for tens of thousands of patients every month, supporting several regions across southwest Ontario. HCCSS staff assess patient care needs and deliver home and community care with services that include support through community nursing clinics and help with the long-term care home placement process. The agency also provides access and referrals to other community services. With a commitment to helping patients to be healthier at home, HCCSS collaborates with other health system partners including Ontario Health Teams to enable integrated patient care and enhanced system performance.

    At the height of the pandemic, HCCSS helped to increase capacity at Oxford County hospitals by creating a solution for hospital patients waiting for long term care. In April 2020, in collaboration with CarePartners, HCCSS opened the Transitional Bed Program at Caressant Care in Woodstock. What was originally intended to be a temporary solution has since turned into a 22-bed unit for those waiting for long-term care. HCCSS provides management for the program, while other collaborators provide nursing, PSW, and physiotherapy services to residents.

    While this transitional program began before our OHT was officially approved, it is a fantastic example of the type of coordinated care and collaboration between partners that we are striving for more of in our healthcare system.

    We are pleased to have the support of Home and Community Care Support Services South West. To learn more about their services, visit their website at: healthcareathome.ca/southwest/en.

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