CHARTING A COURSE FOR THE HEALTH SYSTEM AND NURSING IN ONTARIO

Rehabilitation, Complex and Long-Term Care

Some people don’t have to be in a hospital and, yet, they can’t live at home on their own, either. Perhaps they need rehabilitation or another type of specialized care. Our vision ensures people’s needs are matched with the appropriate care provider in the appropriate setting.

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Rehabilitation, Complex, and Long-Term Care

Evidence-based staffing models ensure the right mix of nurses and other providers to deliver care.

Minimum staffing standards in long-term care homes, including one NP for every 120 residents, and up to four hours of care per resident, per day, with at least one hour delivered by an RN or RPN.

RNs in complex continuing care and rehabilitation are empowered to lead quality and patient safety initiatives.

Funding priority for new or expanded assisted living, retirement and long-term care homes is given to not-for-profit operators.

Complex continuing care and rehabilitation are recognized and understood for their specialized role in supporting medically fragile people as they transition from hospital to home.

Capacity is available in the community in the form of supportive housing and palliative care with access to RNs, to allow people with medically complex needs to be discharged from complex continuing and rehabilitation care.

Only people who choose or have care requirements that can’t be managed in the community become residents of long-term care homes.

Caregivers are provided with increased support including more respite, home help and peer support.

The system has the resources to effectively manage increased chronic disease rates and changing demographics.

RNs and NPs lead comprehensive care for all long-term care residents.

Ontarians who require complex continuing care and rehabilitation services enjoy the highest quality of life possible.