You may be wondering, what exactly is a ‘cross sector complex care model’? It’s a model of care for young adults with medical complexities and development disabilities. It offers a highly individualized approach that integrates health and developmental services into one cohesive package.
This new model has been implemented in York Region over the last year; Cathexis carried out an evaluation of this new approach. As the program is still quite new, there isn’t yet enough data to support firm conclusions about longer-term impacts on health, safety and quality of life. However, by looking closely at costs, benefits and implementation, the evaluation provides a better understanding of the model’s potential to fill a gap in the system, while also meeting the unique needs of individuals.