Posts

Join Group Pending Group Pending
Long-term Care Community of Practice

Welcome to the Long-term Care CoP! We've transitioned here from http://www.hqontario.ca/ltccop/.

Existing members: Please click "Join group" and sign in with your existing login credentials from the previous portal.

New members: Please sign up for a new Quorum account and navigate back to this page (Community -> Groups) to join.

The Long-term Care Community of Practice (CoP) invites people working in long-term care across Ontario to discuss best practices, use quality improvement data for improvement, share local innovations and spread ideas to improve care. In our CoP, members can participate in conversations about improving quality, resident engagement, development of Quality Improvement Plans and/or resident, family and staff experience.

For more information, please contact LTCCoP@hqontario.ca.
91
MEMBERS
xx
ACTIVITY
xx
GROUP SCORE

ESTABLISHED
Join Group Pending Group Pending
MEMBERS
Vicki Kilpatrick

Vicki Kilpatrick

Hello, I am hoping some other LTC homes can shed some light on how they flag residents with aggressive responsive behaviours? I know that some homes place a logo (a butterfly for example) on their door. I have concerns in terms of confidentiality though, because as soon as a visitor asks, "what's the butterfly for?" they now know why all the other residents have butterflies too.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Vicki

3 months ago

Tasleen Adatia

Tasleen Adatia**REGISTER NOW FOR THE UPCOMING WEBINAR ON PUBLIC REPORTING FOR LONG-TERM CARE**

When: October 31, 2017, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Synopsis: In this webinar, Health Quality
Ontario will introduce public reporting, highlight the key
findings from Measuring Up 2017, and summarize the indicators on
long-term care performance that are publicly reported. During the presentation,
we will describe how the indicators are calculated, the level of reporting for
each indicator (provincial versus individual home level), and how publicly
reported data can inform your planning and QI efforts.

Registration link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4735960904208940291

Measuring Up 2017 is available for download at http://www.hqontario.ca/System-Performance/Yearly-Reports/Measuring-Up-2017

8 months ago

Gina De Souza

Gina De SouzaPlease see upcoming Education Webinar Series for Long Term Care for Fall of 2017.

10 months ago

Sara Clemens

Sara Clemens

Since January, 2016 Julie Skelding and I have been co-leading the LTC CoP. Next Monday I'll be transitioning to a new role at HQO and just wanted to say thanks for the great webinar participation and discussions over the past year and a half. Gina De Souza is the new lead of HQO's LTC CoP and will do a fantastic job engaging the field in very helpful ways. I remain a member of the LTC CoP, so please reach out to me as you like about LTC concerns and I will do the same. Take good care, Sara Clemens

11 months ago

Mina Viscardi-Johnson

Mina Viscardi-Johnson

Welcome to the Long-term Care Community of Practice! Further to our communications regarding transitioning the Community of Practice online platform to Quorum, we are pleased to welcome Gina De Souza as HQO’s main contact in support of the Long term Care Community of Practice. Our previous LTC CoP contact, Julie Skelding, has assumed a new role with Health Quality Ontario. Please continue to email ltccop@hqontario.ca and Gina will be pleased to assist. Please continue to share your ideas on Quorum and we look forward to future discussions!

11 months ago

Carrie Heer

Carrie Heer

Originally posted on 21/02/2017: QIP Data & Potentially Avoidable ED Visits Indicator. Long-Term Care QIP data related to potentially avoidable ED visits is received quarterly from the MOHLTC. This data identifies a number per 100 ED visits based on ambulatory care sensitive conditions that are suggested to be "avoidable". 
In the WWLHIN we collect data directly from the LTCHs in identifying reasons for ED transfer and hospital admission and provide education and clinical coaching around LTCH identified needs or reasons for transfer (i.e. musculoskeletal assessment and falls education for increase in falls and ED transfers). Aside from collecting our own data, where can one find more information about conditions that contribute to making the potentially avoidable ED visit indicator worse?

12 months ago

  • NewestOldestView All Comments10 comment(s)
  • Sara Clemens
    Hi Lismi, So glad to hear from you! From our previous discussions, I know you understand this indicator very well, and always ask great questions that move us forward. LTCHs can create a custom
    indicator using their own data instead of data from hospitals (e.g., NACRS data). I recommend including both the custom
    and the priority indicator in your next QIP, so the comparison isn’t lost. Thoughts?


    Sara Clemens


    11 months ago
  • Lismi Kallan
    Hi Sara,
    Thank you for the response, that's a great suggestion
    Can we have some discussions about having custom data? 11 months ago
  • Lismi Kallanhi Sara, I meant a custom indicator11 months ago
Carrie Heer

Carrie Heer

Originally posted on 26/01/2017: Effective Transitions in Long-Term Care. The Waterloo Wellington Nurse Led Outreach Team (NLOT) is very excited to be featured as a spotlight organization related to effective transitions in Long-Term Care. 
We look forward to sharing how our NLOT team works collaboratively with our Long-Term Care Homes to reduce emergency department transfer rates to lowest in the province.

12 months ago

  • NewestOldest
  • Hugh BoydOriginally posted on 27/04/2017: Congratulations on your hard work and your success.12 months ago
  • Lismi Kallan
    Hi Carrie,
    Thank you for sharing the success and congratulations.
    Can you share the tools you use for collecting data?11 months ago
Mina Viscardi-Johnson

Mina Viscardi-JohnsonI was just reading some of the projects in the "projects" tab across the top bar and noticed a project on PICC Line antibiotic therapy management in LTC.   A nice read, so thought I would share  
https://quorum.hqontario.ca/en/home/projects/PICC-Line-Antibiotic-Therapy-Management-in-Long-Term-Care

1 year ago

Lee Mantini RN, MHScN

Lee Mantini RN, MHScN

Hello: I am the RNAO Long Term Care Best Practice Consultant for South Eastern Ontario. I provide support to 36 LTC homes as they work on practice improvements using evidence-based best practice guidelines.  I work with staff and management to complete clinical and healthy work environment gap analyses and develop work plans based on identified priorities for quality improvement.  I look forward to being part of this community.

1 year ago

Suman Iqbal

Suman Iqbal

Hello everyone, very glad to be part of a larger LTC Community of Practice. Looking forward to great interactions and providing support through my role as the Senior Manager for the LTC Best Practices Program. Will be happy to share the many resources we have for LTC homes. Thanks, Suman

1 year ago

Vicki Kilpatrick

Vicki Kilpatrick

Hello everyone, just popping in to say hi. I am the quality improvement facilitator at Providence Manor in Kingston--very happy to have the chance to connect with other professionals who are passionate about providing the best care and quality of life for the residents in our long term care homes across the province. Looking forwarding to chatting soon-
Vicki

1 year ago