Provide Input on the Dementia Care Action Plan

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from October 23 to December 2, 2019. Below is a record of this engagement.

Overview

In Newfoundland and Labrador, there are approximately 9,600 people living with dementia according to the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. This number is projected to increase to over 14,000 by 2035 as our population ages. Therefore, the Province must respond to the needs of people living with dementia, their families and care partners, now and into the future.

On June 17, 2019, the Federal Government released A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire (click here to view the strategy). The objectives of the strategy are to:
  • prevent dementia;
  • advance therapies and find a cure; and,
  • improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

In The Way Forward, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador made a commitment to implement a Dementia Care Action Plan that increases awareness, improves supports and services for people living with dementia and their care partners [1], and improves the capacity of the workforce to better support individuals living with dementia and their care partners. The Department of Health and Community Services is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Dementia Care Action Plan.

[1] Care partner is a term used throughout this website and questionnaires to describe those who provide concrete and emotional support, not as part of a job, but because they are related to the person by family, marriage and/or friendship.

Get Involved

The Department of Health and Community Services is seeking feedback regarding gaps and potential actions in relation to three main areas:
  • awareness and education;
  • supports and services for people living with dementia, their families and care partners; and,
  • workforce development.

Your feedback and ideas are needed to help develop a plan that meets the needs of people living with dementia and their care partners.

In addition to public engagement sessions, there are several other ways you can provide your feedback as part of the consultation process.  Input can be provided by completing the online questionnaire linked below, by email, phone or by mailing in a written submission.

Click here to view the discussion guide.

The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2019.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

In-Person Sessions:

Public consultations will be held in several locations throughout the province during November 2019.  Please ensure you reserve a seat at the in-person session you plan to attend by registering below. If you require any disability-related or other accommodations to participate in a session, please call Cassandra Carey at (709) 729-3120.

Date

Location

Venue

Time

Register

Nov 4

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Hotel North 2

382 Hamilton River Road

6:30-9:00pm

Click here

Nov 6

Corner Brook

Glynmill Inn

1B Cobb Lane

6:30-9:00pm

Click here

Nov 14

St. John’s

Comfort Inn
106 Airport Road

6:30-9:00pm

Click here

Nov 21

Gander

College of the North Atlantic

1 Magee Road

6:30-9:00pm

CANCELLED due to incelement weather

 

Online Questionnaire for the Public:

This questionnaire consists of multiple choice and free text questions and should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format, please contact Cassandra Carey at (709) 729-3120 or by email at dementiaconsultation@gov.nl.ca.

This questionnaire will be available until December 2, 2019.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

Online Questionnaire for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners:

This questionnaire consists of multiple choice and free text questions and should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format, please contact Cassandra Carey at (709) 729-3120 or by email at dementiaconsultation@gov.nl.ca.

This questionnaire will be available until December 2, 2019.

Click here to complete the questionnaire

Other Ways to Get Involved:

You can also provide feedback by downloading and completing the discussion guide or by preparing a letter/submission responding to the questions.

The deadline for written submissions is December 2, 2019.

Written submissions can be sent via:

Mail:          Dementia Care Action Plan
                  Department of Health and Community Services
                  1st Floor West Block, Confederation Building
                  P.O. Box 8700
                  St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6
 

Email:        dementiaconsultation@gov.nl.ca

Phone:       (709) 729-3120

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Department of Health and Community Services.  All feedback will be considered when developing the Dementia Care Action Plan.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  Your views shall be collected under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 for the purposes of developing the Dementia Care Action Plan. For questions on how your information shall be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Michael Cook, Manager of Privacy and Information Security, at MichaelCook@gov.nl.ca or 709-729-7010.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments please call Cassandra Carey at 709 729-3120, or by email at dementiaconsultation@gov.nl.ca.