Complex Continuing Care in a Rural Hospital: Optimizing community-based health care
Community hospitals in small towns or rural areas face challenges in delivering health care that will allow elderly members of their community to remain in the community that they helped to build. Using simulation modelling, this project will develop strategies for delivering complex continuing care in rural hospitals that is closely integrated with long-term care, residential care, and home care services. Small towns and rural communities have a tight-knit social fabric and the contributions that family support and community services provide to health care are important factors. This project will be carried out with the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation and will focus on the municipality of North Perth, Ontario.