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August 14th 2020
Register now! COVID-19 Through a Quality Lens: Critical Care – Emerging Networks and Tools to Improve Care
Monday, August 17, 2020 • 1400 - 1500 PDT. Follow the link here to find out more.
August 13 2020
To support the LTC sector, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute invite teams delivering healthcare for older adults in congregate settings to join a new program, LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together.
This program is based on findings captured in a recent report, Reimagining Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes, which was developed from more than 40 interviews with family partners in care, healthcare leaders and policy makers. It focuses on promising practices in six key areas that have the potential to help organizations prepare for future COVID-19 outbreaks, or mitigate their effects.
Apply now here
July 3rd 2020
The Ministry of Health mandates all staff working in Long-term Care & Assisted Living (including physicians) must self-assess, track temperature, self-isolate and test if you have symptoms.
More here: COVID19_StaffScreening_June2020
July 1st 2020
Updated visitor restrictions for LTC and Assisted Living allow residents to see visitors, one person at a time
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VIHA visitor/staff screening tool for Long-term Care Sites:
- Memo LTC 03 18 2020
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- COVID19_Poster_002_English (revamp) 2020 03 18
March 17th 2020
March 16th 2020 - Recommendations from LTC Medical Advisory Committee: COVID-19 #1
February 26th 2020 - Evaluation 2018/2019
The Victoria-South Island Long-term Care Initiative (LTCI) program undertakes a yearly evaluation on a three year cycle of community-level measures, care home-level measures, and provider-level measures. For the 2018/2019 evaluation, the team did a deep dive into care conference (CC) attendance. As one of the Best Practice Expectations (BPE’s) we believe that CC's are both central and pivotal to successfully meeting the overall goals of the LTCI. Overall, 60% of all scheduled CC's during the audit period were attended by MRPs, a relative increase of 300% since year zero of the LTCI 2014/2015.
Individual reports relating to CC attendance have been delivered to all Long-term Care (LTC) Homes and LTC physicians. These reports aim to provide a snapshot in time and inform actions of the LTCI to address structural barriers of CC attendance.
Interested in learning more about our 2018/2019 Evaluation? Follow the link below to read our summary and aggregate reports.