Long Term Complex Chronic Care
Social Care Trasnsformation
At Norima we recognize that Canadian citizens are living longer often with complex chronic conditions. The proportion of Canadians living longer with co-morbidities is increasing. Unfortunately, it is widely acknowledged that the current model of long-term care is outdated, and fails to provide either a good outcome for our citizens or the Canadian taxpayer.
This is clearly illustrated by rising levels of demand and acuity, significant workforce constraints, insufficient funding and changing expectations of people, families and carers. To change for the better, we must unlock a new, more sustainable and digitally-enabled model of care.
We do not believe moving into long term nursing or residential care is always the best option, we believe there should be more choice and a greater focus on independence and rehabilitation. Globally, the vision and strategy is clear – we want to see people-centered care and support. People empowered to live the lives they want to lead, connected to their local communities, in the places they call home. Instead, a ‘default’ crisis driven long term care model offer is the only one available.
Too often policy for seniors and complex care is produced and delivered in isolation to hospital and acute care. Understanding the interdependencies between acute hospital care, high quality seniors and chronic care management, and long-term care is a significant component of Integrated Care Systems, Population Health Management, care pathway ‘flow’ optimization and new integrated care models. Research shows around two-thirds of healthcare resources are consumed by this cohort, so getting the best value and outcomes is essential.
At Norima, we believe the market for innovative digital solutions for those with complex chronic conditions, those who are elderly, frail and seniors, is untapped. Just like digital virtual care, the next revolution in digital care solutions will be focused on helping improving the quality of lives for those with mental health and learning disability needs, improving the health care and wellbeing of seniors, and hard to reach socially disadvantaged communities. This must start with national policy change, but Norima is excited to be working with global innovators who have been shown to make a difference to the lives of our vulnerable communities, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.