Programs & Services: Windsor-Essex

DETOUR

DETOUR

Deterring Emergency Time Offering Urgent Respite

Deterring Emergency Time Offering Urgent Respite   

VON DETOUR Program officially began operation on April 12, 2012. This program is designed to provide emergency respite services for a period of up to fourteen (14) days to Windsor Essex County seniors age 65 years or older; who are exhibiting a mental health problem(s) in maintaining their independence; requiring 24 hour respite supervision from Personal Support Health Workers as determined by the Emergency Department GEMs, Psychiatric Assessment Nurses (PAN), Physicians and Mental Health staff in the emergency department. 

DETOUR Objectives

  • To support the senior's needs to return home with improved compliance in managing their own care; improved quality of life and independence.
  • To assess and optimize linkages between community and professional services, caregivers(s) and family; ensuring a wrap-around service model of care.
  • To provide family/caregiver relief.
  • To show evidence in the reduction of senior patient Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions thereby directly and indirectly improve access and reduce overcrowding in hospital emergencies.
  • To ensure VON alongside Community Support Service and Professional Health partners will meet the growing demands of caring for seniors in our community and across Erie St. Clair.

For more information, please contact VON Windsor Essex Site: 519 254 4866