The Behavioural Supports Integrated Teams (BSIT) Collaborative has launched a new resource called Critical Elements & Guiding Checklist for supporting Transitions into Long-Term Care.
The resource is intended to act as a compendium of critical elements for supporting successful and sustainable transitions for those who fall within the Behavioral Supports Ontario (BSO) target population as they move from either community or hospital into LTC Homes.
The critical elements identified in this report capture emerging, promising and best practices that have been implemented at both small and large scales across Ontario. Many of these elements may also be used to inform quality improvement activities aimed at improving transitions into LTC and to aid in the selection of relevant provincial and regional-level tools and resources to improve these complex transitions.
The critical elements are presented in the form of a Guiding Checklist that provides a set of activities to guide teams in actioning critical elements for supporting successful and sustainable transitions for older adults presenting with, or at risk for, responsive behaviours/personal expressions as they move from either community or hospital into LTC Homes.
The Checklist can be used by professional care providers across the spectrum of care including front-line staff, management, allied health team members and other relevant partners including those from the organization that is sending the individual (i.e., community partners or hospital partners) and those at the receiving end (i.e., at the long-term care home).
It is our hope that this Guiding Checklist will equip teams across the province with opportunities to enhance the experience of transitioning into long-term care homes for older adults and their families.
About the Behavioural Support Integrated Teams (BSIT) Collaborative
The Behavioural Support Integrated Teams (BSIT) Collaborative is a part of Ontario’s Best Practice Exchange and supported by BSO and brainXchange. Its overarching goal is to bring forward emerging and best practices related to facilitating safe, successful and sustainable transitions across sectors for individuals with or at risk for responsive behaviours/personal expressions.
The BSIT Collaborative is made up of a group of health care professionals, leaders and individuals with lived experience who meet on a monthly basis to:
- Identify the critical elements that enable successful transitions of various types;
- Using a combined team approach across sectors and across providers from the perspective of persons with lived experience and providers within health care teams.
For more information, contact Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office: provincialBSO@nbrhc.on.ca.