Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Celebrating RNAO’s inaugural Long-Term Care Best Practice Spotlight Organization Host: UniversalCare Canada Inc.

RNAO is thrilled to welcome UniversalCare Canada Inc. as its first Long-Term Care Best Practice Spotlight Organization (LTC-BPSO) Host. 

As the LTC-BPSO Host, UniversalCare will supervise, on behalf of RNAO, the full BPSO designation program for a group of homes across Ontario. The LTC homes will implement the following three BPGs: Person- and Family-Centred Care, Assessment and Management of Pain and Promoting Safety: Alternative Approaches to the Use of Restraints.

The 11 Ontario homes under the new LTC-BPSO Host model are:

  • Cedarwood Lodge – Sault Ste. Marie
  • Chateau Park – Windsor 
  • Franklin Gardens – Leamington 
  • Hardy Terrace – Brantford 
  • Mariann Home – Richmond Hill 
  • Perth Community Care Centre – Perth 
  • Regency Park – Windsor 
  • Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans’ Care – Toronto 
  • Villa Colombo Seniors Centre– Vaughan 
  • Villa Marconi – Ottawa 
  • Wellington House Nursing Homes – Prescott 

In addition to these 11 homes, BPSO designate Tilbury Manor and pre-designate Mackenzie Health will continue as BPSOs with the support of UniversalCare.    

On Sept. 20, UniversalCare hosted a launch party to celebrate the homes, which was followed by a full-day virtual BPSO program orientation on Sept. 22. Both events marked the inaugural LTC-BPSO Host model and introduced staff members of the homes to the BPSO program and the important work that lies ahead. 

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