Integrated Dialysis Care (IDC) Program
Carefirst Seniors and Community Services Association is pleased to announce that we are expanding our existing partnership with the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital on another innovative initiative – the Integrated Dialysis Care Program for assisted Peritoneal Dialysis (aPD) patients. The IDC Program is one of the only six programs chosen by Ontario Renal Network (ORN) to support the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s transformational goals to address gaps in home and community care for patients on peritoneal dialysis.
The IDC will promote a more effective funding structure, resulting in seamless, consistent, and accessible dialysis care for patients in their homes and community. Scarborough and Rouge Hospital and Carefirst will expand their partnership that Carefirst is contracted directly to enter both patient homes and long-term care homes to provide for the aPD patients.
The IDC program will seek to reduce the reliance on in-hospital based care and advance home dialysis in order to provide patients with better care closer to home. The IDC program will have dedicated health care providers specifically trained in peritoneal dialysis and will match resources based on the unique needs of the patient. Patients in the program will also be given the opportunity to participate in Carefirst’s range of support services including our Adult Day Program and Wellness Programs. The IDC program will enable seamless, timely, and highly quality care at home and in the community essential to building a patient-centred renal care system. We are actively preparing for the anticipated launch of the program in the coming months.