Denyse cared for her dad, for 14 years, advocating/navigating on his behalf across several elements of our health care system, until he died, in 2014. She has remained actively involved promoting and advancing improvements in seniors’ care. Currently, Denyse volunteers at a Long Term Care residence, is a Patient Family Advisor engaged in working on Health Care System improvement initiatives with various Health Care organizations and researchers and conducts speaking engagements. These include activities with the Ontario Long Term Care Association, panelist on TVO’s, The Agenda re a National Seniors’ Care Strategy, The Ontario Home Care Association, member on a LHIN (Local Health Integrated Network) Steering Committee and with CHFI, HQO and The McMaster Health Forum. A member of Ontario’s Patients Canada and PAN – Patient Advisor Network, a Canadian organization comprising patients and caregivers from across the country, Denyse’s objectives are to actively improve the delivery of health care services and experiences. She believes patients/caregivers partnering with our health care sector partners, government policy makers, our system can both realize quality improvements and sustainability.
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