What did the Children’s Treatment Network do for Ontario’s youths with multiple disabilities? It created a “first of its kind ‘single plan of care.’” What does this single plan of care ultimately accomplish? It “reduces waitlists and brings services closer to home.”
The Children’s Treatment Network’s “single plan of care” greatly benefits children with multiple disabilities. Why?
Because it streamlines all the care each child needs into one easy-to-manage system. Also, it brings children “additional rehabilitation and support services provided closer to home.” How?
By connecting educational boards, hospitals, “social services agencies,” healthcare providers, etc. This allows a “team approach” to a child’s care to be taken. This is more beneficial for the child and easier on families.
The CTN’s new single plan of care particularly reduces stress on parents of children with numerous disabilities.
Why is the CTN’s single plan of care so beneficial to parents of children who are multiply disabled?
Because parents of such children “struggle to navigate the healthcare, education, and community systems to get the rehabilitation and support their child needs.” The CTN’s streamlined, single approach to care puts all the support that the child needs right at the parents’ fingertips. Can you imagine how relieving this must be to the parents?
What are some other good things about the Network’s single plan of care?
The following are results of the single plan of care being put into action:
– 71 additional doctors and healthcare professionals have come on board the care plan. This equals shorter wait times for patients.
– 6 resource centres have been created. These centres supply needed services and equipment and bring them “closer to home.”
– A “shared electronic record” has been established. This allows patients’ information to be stored in one place and be seen by various healthcare professionals.
As we have learned, the Children’s Treatment Network is working wonders for children with multiple disabilities in Ontario. Its single plan of care is improving health, making healthcare more efficient, and causing life to be more enjoyable.
Visit the Children’s Treatment Network online at http://www.ctn-simcoeyork.ca/.
*Please note: All research for this article is compiled from direct and third party sources. Mention of programs, organizations and companies does not imply support of The National Benefit Authority. Pictures are for creative purposes only; they are not intended to sell or promote products for the NBA and belong to the accredited individual, organization or company.