Item - 2019.EC10.8

Tracking Status

EC10.8 - Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on December 17 and 18, 2019, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council increase the direct care staffing levels from 3.5 to 4 hours of care per resident per day to address the rising acuity and complex care needs of long-term care home residents, including training, technical and physical environment enhancements, with funding allocation to be subject to annual review and consideration through the budget process.

 

2.  City Council authorize the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to implement and fully evaluate an emotion-centred approach to care pilot at Lakeshore Lodge, with funding to be considered as part of the 2020 Budget process.

 

3.  City Council request the Provincial Government to invest additional funding, 80 per cent cost-shared, to increase the level of care hours from 3.5 to 4 hours per resident per day to adequately care for vulnerable individuals living in the City of Toronto's long-term care homes.

 

4.  City Council request the Provincial Government to fully fund the construction costs of building new long-term care beds, approved by City Council, in response to the recent provincial commitment to expand the number of long-term care beds across Ontario.

  

5.  City Council direct CreateTO to work with Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to assess the feasibility and financial impacts of including long-term care beds as part of the redevelopment goals of the Six Points development of Etobicoke as a mixed use transit-oriented community, and request the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to report to the Economic and Community Development Committee on the outcome of this work.

Background Information (Committee)

(November 20, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140384.pdf
Appendix A - Resident Acuity Levels and Case Mix Index (CMI)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140385.pdf
Appendix B - Models for Long-Term Residential Care
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140386.pdf
Appendix C - Care Values
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140387.pdf
Appendix D - Professional Standards Unit
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140388.pdf
Appendix E - Long-Term Care Service Planning Data Analysis (Capacity Assessment)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140389.pdf
Appendix F - City Long-Term Care Home Waitlists
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140390.pdf
Appendix G - LTC Redevelopment Locations and Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140391.pdf
Appendix H - Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140392.pdf
(December 4, 2019) Presentation from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140908.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(November 14, 2019) Letter from Gina Antonacci, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (EC.New.EC10.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99370.pdf
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (EC.New.EC10.8.2)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Margaret Smuk, Kipling Acres Volunteers and Toronto Inter-Home Volunteers (EC.New.EC10.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99419.pdf
(November 29, 2019) Letter from Deborah Vigoda (EC.New.EC10.8.4)
(November 20, 2019) Letter from Jan Nowakowski, Inter-Home Advisory Committee (EC.New.EC10.8.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99459.pdf
(November 29, 2019) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EC.New.EC10.8.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99563.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Dec-18-2019 9:43 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EC10.8 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 17 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Brad Bradford, Mike Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Josh Matlow, Jennifer McKelvie, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 9 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Jim Karygiannis, Cynthia Lai, Mike Layton, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Kristyn Wong-Tam

EC10.8 - Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Economic and Community Development Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council increase the direct care staffing levels from 3.5 to 4 hours of care per resident per day to address the rising acuity and complex care needs of long-term care home residents, including training, technical and physical environment enhancements, with funding allocation to be subject to annual review and consideration through the budget process.

 

2.  City Council, authorize the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to implement and fully evaluate an emotion-centred approach to care pilot at Lakeshore Lodge, with funding to be considered as part of the 2020 budget process.

 

3.  City Council request the provincial government to invest additional funding, 80 per cent cost-shared, to increase the level of care hours from 3.5 to 4 hours per resident per day to adequately care for vulnerable individuals living in the City of Toronto's long-term care homes.

 

4.  City Council request the provincial government to fully fund the construction costs of building new long-term care beds, approved by City Council, in response to the recent provincial commitment to expand the number of long-term care beds across Ontario.

  

5.  City Council direct CreateTO to work with Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to assess the feasibility and financial impacts of including long-term care beds as part of the redevelopment goals of the Six Points development of Etobicoke as a mixed use transit-oriented community, and request the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to report to Economic and Community Development Committee on the outcome of this work.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-term Care gave a presentation on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update.

Origin

(November 20, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care

Summary

This report provides a consolidated response to a number of Council directives including a proposed new emotion-centred approach to care in the City's 10 long-term care (LTC) homes.

In addition, this report provides detailed information and updates on key initiatives related to priorities and strategic integration of City services for seniors including technological advancement, modernization and re-designing physical environments for Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (SSLTC) as well as progress to date on the Toronto Seniors Strategy Version 2.0.

 

To improve care and service delivery for residents living in the City of Toronto's LTC homes, SSLTC is implementing a comprehensive approach to advance the following:

 

-  Improve outcomes for residents and their families


-  Increase staffing levels to provide more direct care and meet the increasingly complex care needs of residents


-  Foster a collaborative team and learning environment


-  Redesign the physical space to be less institutional, more home-like and comfortable.
 

This report responds to Council direction to develop an emotion-centred approach to care while maintaining clinical excellence. This approach puts emphasis on the emotional needs of residents and supports positive relationships between them, staff, volunteers, family and other care partners in the home. In order to build and sustain quality relationships, the skills of awareness and recognition of our emotions in ourselves and in others are required. These skills lead to the ability to meet the emotional needs of others, through expressing empathy, support and connection. When we feel connected, our emotional needs are met; when our emotional needs are met, we can face life and enjoy it. This is the essence of emotion-centred care.

 

Long-term care homes are not exclusively medical and nursing care institutions, they are social organizations where people who need care can continue to live their lives to the fullest. For the resident to experience long-term care as their home, meeting only care and medical needs is not enough. Residents also have social, emotional and psychological needs that staff support.

 

Feeling "at home" also requires a sense of community, which is created from the collective involvement of everyone in the long-term care home – residents and families, staff, volunteers and community members, who all contribute to the community of care. 

 

This is the plan to achieve it.

Background Information

(November 20, 2019) Report from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140384.pdf
Appendix A - Resident Acuity Levels and Case Mix Index (CMI)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140385.pdf
Appendix B - Models for Long-Term Residential Care
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140386.pdf
Appendix C - Care Values
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140387.pdf
Appendix D - Professional Standards Unit
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140388.pdf
Appendix E - Long-Term Care Service Planning Data Analysis (Capacity Assessment)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140389.pdf
Appendix F - City Long-Term Care Home Waitlists
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140390.pdf
Appendix G - LTC Redevelopment Locations and Map
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140391.pdf
Appendix H - Toronto Seniors Strategy 2.0 Progress Report
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140392.pdf
(December 4, 2019) Presentation from the Interim General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-term Care on Seniors Services and Long-Term Care Implementation Plan and Update
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/bgrd/backgroundfile-140908.pdf

Communications

(November 14, 2019) Letter from Gina Antonacci, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (EC.New.EC10.8.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99370.pdf
(November 29, 2019) E-mail from Patrick Dinnen (EC.New.EC10.8.2)
(November 27, 2019) Letter from Margaret Smuk, Kipling Acres Volunteers and Toronto Inter-Home Volunteers (EC.New.EC10.8.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99419.pdf
(November 29, 2019) Letter from Deborah Vigoda (EC.New.EC10.8.4)
(November 20, 2019) Letter from Jan Nowakowski, Inter-Home Advisory Committee (EC.New.EC10.8.5)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99459.pdf
(November 29, 2019) Letter from Councillor Josh Matlow (EC.New.EC10.8.6)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ec/comm/communicationfile-99563.pdf

Speakers

Tom Warner, Senior Pride Network

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Mark Grimes (Carried)

That: 

 

1.  City Council direct CreateTO to work with Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to assess the feasibility and financial impacts of including long-term care beds as part of the redevelopment goals of the Six Points development of Etobicoke as a mixed use transit-oriented community, and request the General Manager, Seniors Services and Long-Term Care to report to Economic and Community Development Committee on the outcome of this work.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Dec-04-2019

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Joe Cressy, Michael Ford, Mark Grimes, Cynthia Lai, Michael Thompson (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Shelley Carroll

2 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Michael Thompson (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council