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LTC BPG Program impact

There are dozens of case studies that show the positive impact of implementing our best practice guidelines (BPG). Our BPGs make a difference to the lives of long-term care (LTC) home residents, their families, and health-care teams. Best of all, these are successes that can be carried forward into the future. 

LTC BPG Program impact

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30.5 per cent relative decrease in severe pain reports.

At Watford Quality Care, the number of residents who reported their pain intensity as severe dropped from 31.5 per cent to 1 per cent. Positive results have been sustained over more than a year.

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75 per cent decrease in falls-related injuries 

Braemar Retirement Centre saw a 75.2 per cent relative decrease (from 15.49 per cent to 3.85 per cent) in falls-related injuries within one year of BPG implementation. 

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80 per cent increase in resident and family satisfaction

Implementing the Person- and Family- Centred Care BPG led to an 80 per cent increase in residents’ and families’ satisfaction with their involvement in the care and treatment plan.

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100 per cent decrease in influenza cases 

During the 2017 to 2018 peak influenza season, Highland Wood experienced no respiratory outbreaks, a 100 per cent decrease from the previous year, while the LHIN saw a 57 per cent increase.

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Removing restraints yields multiple benefits

Bringing in a restraint-free culture resulted in an average reduction of 63 per cent in injurious falls and 40 per cent in antipsychotic medication use. Family satisfaction rates increased by 14 per cent.

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Decrease in delirium incidents

Hospital saw a decrease in delirium incidents across three units thanks to the Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care BPG.

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Best practice guidelines

You can also look at the RNAO guidelines that helped make these changes a reality.

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Impact of implementation

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