About - Behavioural Supports Ontario

BSO is a comprehensive system redesign that†breaks down barriers, encourages collaborative work, shares knowledge and fosters partnerships among local, regional and provincial agencies. The result is a cultural transformation that has enabled†new ways of thinking, acting and behaving; central to which, is a system that ensures people are treated with dignity and respect, in an environment that supports safety for all based on high quality, evidence-based care and practices.


  • 10 Steps to Successful Sustainability, BSO
  • Action Plans
  • Behaviours Have Meaning Report, Appendices, BSO
  • BSO Sustainability Forum:†Report,†Slides, Leadership Video
  • Defining Sub-populations in Long Term Care
  • Dementia Evidence Brief:†General Report & LHIN Reports, ASO
  • Drummond Report
  • Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Aging Report
  • LHIN Alternative Level of Care Initiative in Mental Health

Multimedia - Presentations / Videos

  • BSO Sustainability Forum, Slides, Leadership Video
  • Canadian Home Care Association Summit (Vancouver)
  • Joint Conference of The†Canadian Coalition for Senior's Mental†Health & The Canadian Academy of †Geriatric Psychiatry
  • The 8th Annual Geriatric Emergency Management Conference
  • Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres† Conference '12
  • Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres† Conference '13: Developing a New System of Care for Those Living with Responsive Behaviours; Implementation of BSO - HNHB; and The Role of the Erie St. Clair CCAC BSO Care Coordinator in the Hospital Setting

Knowledge Exchange

  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange in BSO
  • BSO Evaluating Impacts and Outcomes: Part 1, Part 2, LHIN Memo
  • AKE - Enhancing Knowledge and Building Capacity Event: Part 1, Part 2†
  • Engaging Your Community: Slides†

Project Reports: Q4 Report 2012/13††| Q3 Report 2012/13††| Q2 Report 2012/13††| Q1 Report 2012/13, Appendices†| BSO Interim Evaluation †| Project Charter††| Project Summary

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BSO In The News

  • BSO Releases Q3 Report 2012/13
  • The Lindsay Post | Program aims to modify behaviour by better understanding dementia
  • St. Thomas Times - Journal | Care homes get funding for upgrades:†Ministry of Health contributes to training, hiring, renovations and supplies
  • The Globe and Mail |†Montessori principles...a new school of thought on dementia
  • The Belleville Intelligencer | Dementia response needs teamwork: society
  • National Post | Our Alzheimer's crisis, in tragic microcosm
  • Windsor Star | "See me not my disease" say those stigmatized because of dementia: Battling the perceptions of Alzheimer's
  • Globe and Mail | The Isolation of Alzheimer's†
  • National Post | Imagine yourself with end-stage Alzheimer's disease... while you still can
  • CDRAKE Blog Entry November 1, 2012 |††Building Capacity to Foster Ownership of and Engagement with BSO
  • BSO Releases Q2 Report 2012/13
  • Leisureworld | LHIN provides support for seniors caregivers
  • Champlain LHIN News |†Behavioural Support Program - Transforming care for people with dementia
  • Central LHIN News | Behavioural Support Services ‚?? Mobile Support Teams provide timely response for seniors experiencing behavioural issues
  • The Brockville Recorder and Times |† CEO says it's about keeping people out of hospitals when possible
  • The Windsor Star | Alzheimer Strategy...the story of Liberal Senator Joyce Fairbairn
  • The Windsor Star | MD House Calls to Make a Comeback... Part of new seniors care strategy
  • The Sault Star |†Strategy should focus on care for seniors
  • The London Free Press |††Home, where she wants to be... Placing patients at home, not a†nursing home,† becoming†preferred option†for health-care†workers in London†
  • Leisureworld |
  • OLTCA | The Morning Report - by Deron Hamel - OMNI Homes Seeing Positive Results from BSO Initaitive
  • OMNI Healthcare News - by Deron Hamel - †
  • BSO Releases Q1 Report 2012/13 - Appendices
  • OMNI Healthcare News -
  • OMNI Healthcare News -†
  • The London Free Press - Domestic assaults involving dementia need new approach†
  • The Sault Star - Handle aggressors with dementia differently: Alzheimer Society
  • Health network welcomes $2.42M in base funding†|†Kingston Whig Standard, September 2, 2011
  • New Cash for Alzheimer's Care†|†The Sarnia Observer, August 31, 2011
  • $2.6M For Mental Health | The Sudbury Star, August 30, 2011
  • Local Health Integration Networks launch groundbreaking project / $40 million invested in health human resources to support seniors with complex mental health needs | LHIN Press Release, August 29, 2011†
  • The Toronto Star -
  • The Sudbury Star - Care for some seniors outdated, doctor says
  • The Cornwall Standard†/ Freehold - New services for seniors suffering from dementia, neurological problems
  • The Sudbury Star - Seniors do better if they can†tay in their homes... Hospital stays harder on older people†
  • The Guelph Mercury - Respect for dementia patients 'important'; Study found that sufferers are less likely to be co‚??operative if talked down to†
  • The Ottawa Citizen - Spend to save on health care†
  • The Hamilton Spectator - St. Joe's pilots a new health‚??care vision
  • The National Post - A new way of giving†
  • The Sarnia Observer - Boost for dementia care†
  • The Brockville Recorder and Times†- New frontier in geriatric care... Program will help seniors get treatment at home
  • The Orillia Packet and Times†- Nurse Team Mobilized†
  • LHIN Press Release†-Seniors Benefit from Groundbreaking Provincial Project Investment in behavioural supports leading to better care in community, hospitals and long-term care
  • MOHLTC Press Release†-†Minister Matthews Celebrates Home Care Nurses / McGuinty Government Expands Nursing Positions And Home Care
  • MOHLTC Press Release†- Over 900 Nursing Positions Will Improve Patient Access / McGuinty Government Ensuring Right Care, At Right Time, In Right Place
  • The London News -†Dementia Wave Growing
  • The Toronto Start, Editorial - Protecting Our Seniors
  • The Toronto Star - Nursing home fix needs provincial dollars; Task force recommends 18 steps to stop abuse, but health minister says she can't commit funding
  • The Hamilton Spectator - Province needs specialized nursing homes to curb abuse of residents
  • The Toronto Star - Ontario nursing homes face sweeping change; Task force created in aftermath of Star probe calls for tough measures to prevent neglect, abuse of elderly residents
  • The Ottawa Citizen†- Fragmented health system failing older patients: survey; Biggest issue is failure to co‚??ordinate care
  • The Toronto Sun, Editorial -†Home care fails seniors How about reducing the client loads of home care caseworkers?
  • The Sudbury Star - Report presses for better home care
  • The Toronto Star, Editorial - Tired families need more help
  • The Toronto Star - A crisis in home care for seniors; Family caregivers in distress, report finds
  • The Peterborough Examiner - Home care patients and their caregivers need help: Report
  • The Globe and Mail-Home care's shortcomings Ailing seniors too soon pushed into nursing homes, leaving caregivers stressed†

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