Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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As a known risk factor for cancer, stroke,  heart and lung diseases in Canada, the health and economic costs associated with tobacco use are estimated to be $17 billion annually, including $4.4 billion in direct health-care costs1. In 2015, approximately 3.9 million Canadians, fifteen years of age and older were smokers, and the majority were considering quitting and have made quit attempts2. In Ontario alone, about 13,000 people die annually from diseases caused by smoking.

Nestled in the rural community of Millbrook is Centennial Place Long-Term Care (LTC)  home with 128 residents. 

Parkview Manor is a 34-resident Long-Term Care (LTC) Home located in Chesley, in the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ontario, Canada.

As part of their LTC Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO) designation activities, they implemented five RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) over three years

The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,  is one of the largest LTC homes, with 200 beds for community members alongside 250 beds for veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War. Throughout its 119- year history, the Perley Rideau, as it is popularly known, has evolved continually to meet the needs of the people it serves.

In Canada, approximately half of the population is living with at least one chronic condition and more than one in four is diagnosed with two or more chronic conditions.1 The costs associated with lost productivity and health care expenditures is more than CAD $90 billion. Due to inflation that cost has risen to over $97.8 billion (in 2018). Self-management supports and strategies are vital to the health and well-being for persons living with chronic condition(s).