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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).

La pandemia de COVID-19 es una crisis sanitaria sin precedentes que afecta a las organizaciones sanitarias de todo el mundo. La Clínica FOSCAL es un hospital BPSO sin fines de lucro que brinda servicios de salud de alta complejidad, con los más altos estándares de calidad. Comprometidos con brindar una atención segura y humana para todas las personas. La organización está compuesta con un total de 21 unidades complejas de cuidados continuos.

It is estimated that falls cost the Canadian health system $8.7 billion per year.

Older adults are hospitalized on average 22 days for falls, which exceeds other causes for admission in this population.

Nurses and other health providers have a central role to play in reducing these expenditures by leading and evaluating evidence-based falls prevention initiatives.

 Braemar Retirement Centre provides quality care to long-term care (LTC) residents in Wingham Ontario and its surrounding communities for over 38 years. Braemar is currently implementing RNAO’s best practice guideline, Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (2017) to foster a supportive environment to prevent falls and allow residents to live to their fullest potential.

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