Priority Home is a person-centred collaborative philosophy focused on keeping patients – specifically high needs seniors – safe in their homes for as long as possible with community supports.
The Priority Home philosophy requires the adoption of a cultural change across the continuum of care in our health care organization. The critical cultural shift components necessary for success are:
- Identify patients at risk of LTC placement early in the patient journey;
- Promote home as the primary discharge destination;
- LTC applications will generally NOT be started in hospital;
- Home Care, in partnership with other community programs, will have capacity to care for high-needs patients in the community.