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January 2017 SE Ontario Live Chat Invitation

Good afternoon Lived Experience Advisors,

 I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are behind us, be sure to join us tomorrow night - on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 6:30-8PM for the first live (typed) chat event of the year at .

The topic for this Lived Experience Café live (typed) chat will be "Assessments".

In several of our face to face and online conversations, concerns have been raised about the manner in which assessments are conducted – whether it is for driving, cognitive or capacity tests, eligibility for services or Long Term Care take placement. Several of you have offered suggestions for how you feel things could be more consistent, compassionate and comprehensive.

Come prepared to offer your observations about

  1.  What elements make an assessment respectful and supportive to the person (and family/care partner) as well as thorough and accurate?
  2. What are some practical suggestions for how assessments could be done differently?
  3. What are your thoughts on the process in which a person loses (and is told) they will be losing their driver’s license?

Looking forward to your feedback. If you have never participated in a live (typed) chat before, visit for instructions. Remember when you join the site if you would like to maintain your privacy, use a nickname as your username. The username you choose will be displayed to the other online/chat participants. “See” you online.


With thanks,

Sharon Osvald
Lived Experience Network Coordinator

Behavioural Support Services, Providence Care Seniors Mental Health
in partnership with the Alzheimer Societies of S.E. Ontario

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