Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

The Importance of Social Connections within our Communities: A Person-Centered Community Model of Care

The Importance of Social Connections within our Communities: A Person-Centered Community Model of Care

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 Webinar through the Toronto Council on Aging (TCA) Mosaic will be presenting The Importance of Social Connections within our Communities: A Person-Centered Community Model of Care

The Toronto Council on Aging (TCA) is a registered, non-profit organization that addresses the issues and concerns of older adults in Toronto. Our vision is to create a community that respects, values and empowers seniors. The “Seniors Surviving COVID-19” Webinar Series will provide seniors in Toronto with a series of online educational sessions. The topic’s features were based on the needs and interests of TCA members shared through surveys and phone conversations. All webinars will be presented through Zoom, and instructions on how to use Zoom are available on the TCA Website in the under the “Resources” section of the website (

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 How Technology Can Reduce Social Isolation
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 How Do You Know if Online Health Information is Reliable?
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 The Challenge of Identifying & Addressing Elder Abuse in a Pandemic
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 The Importance of Social Connections within our Communities: A Person-Centered Community Model of Care

Tuesday October 20th, 2020

4th Annual Caregiver Day

Celebrating The Resiliency of Caregivers.  

Organized by Alzheimer Society Toronto and City of Toronto.

Jane Teasdale of Mosaic Home Care Services presented on the importance of social connection within our communities:  A person-centered community integrated focus on the meaning and being of a caregiver.

Thursday June 25th, 2020

2020 Geriatrics Institute Education Day

2020 Geriatrics Institute Education Day in partnership with Sinai Health System’s Health Ageing and Geriatrics Program, the University Health Network and a variety of community care partners across the GTA.

Mosaic was one of the community organization speakers at this online conference:
5 Minute Introduction to an Internationally Recognized Person Centered, Community Integrated Model of Home Care.

February 27th & 28th, 2020
The Weston Hall Conference Suite, University of West London Ealing Campus

European Society of Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH6) Sixth Annual Conference And Awards Ceremony

Mosaic will be one of the keynote Lectures:

‘Intrinsic capacity and “healthy” aging: where do the domains of the clinical, the non-clinical, the person, and the social and emotional and community intersect? On the need to consider holistic, empathic processing within general needs/falls risks assessment in community-based home care’.

Key themes at ESPCH6 will include the impact of Digital Health Revolution/Al/caring robots on the PCC, the latest thinking on social prescribing as a recent addition to the PCC armoury, the most recent developments in decision-making strategies, and the new concepts of health and illness which are emerging as a consequence of the continuing evolution of the person-centered clinical method.

About the Presentation

In a 2017 paper, “Operationalising the Concept of Intrinsic Capacity in Clinical Settings”, the WHO stated that Intrinsic Capacity “is a composite of all the physical and mental attributes on which an individual can draw”, that healthy ageing “depends upon an individuals’ Intrinsic Capacity, their environment and the interactions between the two.” Studies have found that subjective successful ageing is often independent of disability and chronic physical illness.

Addressing healthy ageing means we must move beyond the clinical and the support of functional abilities to address the wider social and emotional components of self and the relationship of self with environment.

This presentation addresses empathic person centered processes, interfaces and interactions at the point at which the domains of the clinical, non-clinical supports, the person and community intersect. These are most evident in the general needs’ assessment in community settings and the parallel processes of falls risks assessment and their conceptualisation. Domains have both environment and scope and it is the specific attributes of each that are relevant when conceptualising and realizing person centered care.

Many standard assessment processes lend the appearance of “viewing windows” where the person is measured and assessed, and outcomes rendered with respect to their deficits. Planning for intrinsic capacity requires, over and above clinical baselines, that we know the person, their preferences, life history, capacities and environments.

The presentation addresses empathy, its social and neurological underpinnings as important components of person centered processes. According to Decety (2015), empathy is “an interpersonal communication system that elicits response from others, helps to determine priorities within relationships, and holds people together in social groups”.

As we develop person centered care we also realize that the wider model is dependent on assets, environments and interactions within our communities that lie beyond the immediate domains of clinical and non-clinical supports.


Sunday September 8th, 2019
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North

The Caregiver Show

You Are a Person Too!

A presentation for family caregivers on self-care & socialization & community resources. This session will include a special meditation and relaxation workshop by Almeiri Santos- Meditation teacher and Reiki Master.

Presented by: Jane Teasdale
Co-Owner Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centres

Sunday September 8th, 2019
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
600 Hwy 7 East
Richmond Hill

For more information about The Caregiver York Show click on this link:

Tuesday June 4th, 2019
Edwards Village Markham

PalCare Spring Symposium 2019

A day of Self Care For Palliative Care Professionals & Volunteers. Join us for an interactive day of inspiration, laughter yoga, aromatherapy, meditation and art.

Jane Teasdale co-owner of Mosaic Home Care & Almeiri Santos of Modern Meditators will present on:

Mindfullness, Meditation and Meaning in Our Community.

Tuesday June 4th, 2019
Edwards Village Markham

For more information about the PalCare Spring Symposium review their website at or contact Mararet Bahen Hospice 905-967-1500 Ext.115

Thursday May 23, 2019
Novatel Hotel Toronto

Care Partner Summit (Parkinson Canada)

Jane Teasdale co-owner of Mosaic Home Care will present the Keynote on:

Personal growth and social connection within our communities: a person centered, community integrated focus on the meaning and being of being a care partner.

Thursday May 23, 2019
Novatel Hotel Toronto

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will focus on person-centered care outside of the clinical or medical frame. It will explore the importance of meaningful conversations, social networks and strong communities for social and emotional well-being and how to address isolation and loneliness. It will also guide you on how to find, assess and use community supports and services for improved social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Friday April 29th, 2019
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket

The 9th Annual Southlake Regional Health Centre Geriatric Clinic Day

Jane Teasdale co-owner of Mosaic Home Care will present the Keynote on:

Deconstructing a model of person centered community integrated home care: a focus on the dimensions of the person and place, of being and meaning, that underpins effective and meaningful conversation.

Friday April 29th, 2019
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket L3Y 2P9
t: 905 895 4521 ext 2941

For more information contact
t: 905 895 4521 ext. 2941

25th Mar 2019 - 26th Mar 2019
The Weston Hall, University of West London, Ealing Site, London W5 5RF, UK.

To help with travel plans, full details of transport links and list of recommended hotels in the vicinity of the venue will be provided to delegates following successful registration.

Shared Decision Making: Person-Centred Care and The Values Agenda (SDM-I)

A 2-Day Conference jointly organised by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH), London, UK, the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care (VBP) at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK, and the European Institute for Person Centered Health and Social Care (EIPCHSC), University of West London, UK.

As UK NICE guidelines note, shared decision-making involves health professionals and patients working together with the goal of putting people at the centre of decisions about their own treatment and care. The 2015 Montgomery ruling makes shared decision-making based on values and evidence the basis of consent to medical treatment, with wide-ranging implications for healthcare practices, law and policy. The conference will bring together clinicians, policy-makers, patient experts and academics from a range of disciplines to consider the challenges health providers face in this new environment. What shifts are necessary in our current thinking and practice to make shared decision-making a reality? What barriers are there to establishing shared decision-making as the norm in health practice and policy? How do we measure success – or the lack of it – in these contexts? What are the other philosophical and empirical research questions which warrant urgent consideration?

Price per Attendee: Attendance for the two days of the Conference is £200 GBP; Attendance for one day of the Conference (either 25th or 26th March 2019) is £120 GBP; Attendance for the Networking Cocktail Reception (25th March 2019, following the proceedings of the First Day Sessions) is £40 GBP.

Jane Teasdale Co-owner of Mosaic Home Care & Martha Miller (Client Service Liaison of our person centered care model “The Meaning of Me®”. Will be attending this conference in the UK on March 25th and 26th, 2019

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6th & 7th December 2018
Conference Suite Paragon House, Brentford Campus, University of West London, UK

Implementing and managing the non-clinical psychosocial model of person centered community integrated care: barriers, tools and opportunities within our communities

Fifth Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH5)

The psychosocial components of being, once considered clinically irrelevant, are recognised as having material impact on physical and mental well-being. Issues of social vulnerability, loneliness, social networks and community structure are slowly being drawn into the health care model.
How we engage at a meaningful level and how we address the wider dimensions of psychosocial health is not without problem of definition, organisation, funding, implementation and frame.

Fully addressing the psychosocial lies not just in meaningful conversation, or in the provision of interests and activities that satiate the hedonistic need. Just as important is the eudaimonic dimension, the opportunity for personal growth and meaning. Tying all these together requires rich social and community habitats that afford opportunities to generate vital social and community networks. Indeed, certain dynamics of social network theory necessitate meaningful interaction at the clinical level.

In “The Meaning of Me®”: A Canadian blueprint for addressing the complex whole that is the person at the centre of the community-based homecare services model”, Teasdale et al discuss a working framework for addressing the non-clinical psychosocial for those living in place with complex care needs. Briefly, the model starts with knowing the person and meaningful conversation, then to opportunities for engaging in activities and interests, and then to a wider supporting community architecture.

In this talk we extend the model and address inter alia issues of holistic awareness, of organisation, of funding, of social prescribing and social networks, of the need to incorporate social and community objectives into the theory of the firm and of the risks of over institutionalisation of solutions. We also address how social and community networks could be enhanced via community mapping and how technology and cross sector collaboration could be used to address the psychosocial within the complex universe of diverse health care needs and personal preference.