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Ministry Status: Recovery

The ministry is resuming regular operations and supporting health sector stabilization.

Assess and Restore

Assess and Restore (A&R) interventions are short-term rehabilitative and restorative care treatments. They are meant to help seniors and other people who have experienced a reversible loss of their functional ability and who risk losing their independence.

Assess and Restore Guidelines

The A&R Guideline defines the elements of an A&R approach to care. The Guideline was developed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in collaboration with Home and Community Care Support Services, Health Service Providers (HSPs) and clinical experts from across the province. It outlines expectations and defines the roles and responsibilities of Home and Community Care Support Services organizations, HSPs, and care providers in delivering A&R interventions across five areas: screening, assessment, navigation and placement, care delivery and transitions home.

The A&R Guideline is meant to:

  • extend the functional independence of frail seniors and other people who live in the community for as long as possible;
  • reduce the burden on caregivers by improving psychosocial and health outcomes for frail seniors and other people who live in the community; and
  • help Home and Community Care Support Services, HSPs and health care professionals adopt evidence-based clinical processes and interventions that are effective in improving the functional independence of community-dwelling seniors and other people.


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For More Information

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TTY 1–800–387–5559.
In Toronto, TTY (416)327–4282
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