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Mar 2019
Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes are required by legislation to have evidence-based clinical programs. To support the implementation of evidence-informed clinical programs, Shaila Aranha, the LTC best practice coordinator in the Waterloo Wellington (WW) region designed and facilitated Communities of Practice (CoP). A CoP is a group of people with a shared interest who engage together in collective learning to support practice change (Wenger, McDermott & Snyder, 2002).
Mar 2019
Faith Manor is a 120-bed long-term care (LTC) home in the Central West region. As part of Holland Christian Homes, the home serves mainly the Christian community, and those primarily of Dutch heritage.
Jan 2019
Background Mackenzie Health Long-Term Care (LTC) Facility is a 168 bed non-profit Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) home in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It is affiliated with the Mackenzie Health Hospital and managed by Universal Care, Inc. Mackenzie Health LTC has benefited from strong, supportive leadership, resulting in innovative practices, with 18 per cent of residents receiving hemodialysis services on site. They were one of the first LTC homes in Ontario to adopt the use of medical cannabis for chronic pain management, palliative care and responsive behaviour.
Jan 2019
Highland Wood is a non-profit 30-bed long-term care home, and is attached to the Haliburton Highland Health Services in the Central East Local Health Integration Network. Michelle Douglas, the director of care (DOC) reflected on influenza season as being a difficult time for both residents and families when visitors are limited during an outbreak.
Jul 2018
The Ontario Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH) Act, 2007 requires all LTC homes to have a program to minimize restraints. The rationale cited for not becoming restraint-free are: a) falls rate will rise, b) understaffing, and c) family members who insist on use. Research demonstrates more serious injury and increased mortality rates with restraint use (Cleary & Scott, 2015).