Our Mission:

Supporting paediatric home and community care.
Improving transitions from hospital to home.

Connected Care is a program that works to enhance experience with transitions and build confidence, competence and shared understanding among children with medical complexity, their families and health care providers. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) and located at SickKids, Connected Care partners across the continuum of care to coordinate services, improve health and safety, spread standards of paediatric practice and deliver greater value across the health system.

 
 

Supporting paediatric home and community care. 

Connected Care offers programming to support home and community providers caring for children with medical complexity and technology dependence. Connected Care offers full and half-day competency-based education modules, access to 24/7 nurse-led virtual-consultative services and a community of practice.

 
 
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Provider Education

Competency-based education modules for home and community health care providers aiming to build capacity in caring for the unique needs of children with medical complexity and technology dependence.  

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24/7 Virtual Consultation

Home and community health care providers gain access to around the clock nurse-led consultation services to support and reinforce their skills in taking care of children with medical complexity and technology dependence.

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Community of Practice

Home and community health care providers gain access to an online community of practice built exclusively to share up-to-date knowledge and explore solutions to common paediatric practice challenges. 

Improving transitions from hospital to home.

Committed to improving patient and family experience, Connected Care aims to improve transition from the hospital to home through providing standardized family caregiver education prior to discharge, bridging transitions between care teams/settings and partnering to deliver system level transformation.

 
 
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Family Education

Connected Care provides a central and dedicated family education program at SickKids focused on timely, one-on-one training for family caregivers of children being discharged from hospital on medical technologies.

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Bridged Transitions

Connected Care is dedicated to improving transitions for families and home care providers through virtual and in-person visits at points of transition, focused on building confidence and comfort within the team.

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System Level Transformation

Connected Care is committed to working with system-level and community partners towards integration and standardization of tools and processes across the continuum and LHIN boundaries.

 

February 2019

I received a call from my daughter’s home care nurse when I was out running errands. She was in a panic so I had to return home... if she had a tool like Connected Care ... they could have supported her ... that would have been most helpful.
— Sophia L, Family Advisor