Implementation impact: Assessment and Management of Pain best practice guideline

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Holland Christian Homes (HCH) is a long-term care (LTC) Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) located in Brampton, Ont. HCH is committed to providing a supportive, secure, caring and Christian environment that encourages independence, preserves each person’s dignity, and promotes a high quality of life for seniors. As part of their quality improvement initiative, HCH has implemented RNAO’s Assessment and Management of Pain best practice guideline (BPG) at two of their sites — Grace Manor and Faith Manor — to address gaps in assessing and managing pain and reduce the incidence of worsening pain among their residents.