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The Saskatchewan Health Authority is strategically committed to a culture of safety and the philosophy of patient and family centred care. Patient and staff safety, and continuous improvement, are fundamental in everyday work. This project serves to promote safe...Read More
Adapted ZUMBA is a dance-fitness class that is available for persons of all levels of fitness. It allows participants to work on their cardiopulmonary and motor skills and to increase their physical stamina. Some standing movements are performed for those who have the...Read More
In winter, there is nothing better than breathing the fresh air and seeing the beautiful landscape covered in white to revive beautiful childhood memories. Many residents have skied or engaged in other winter activities in the past. Being able to engage in outdoor...Read More
The J-RO EZ Rest is a positioning wedge developed by staff of Ocean View, used to keep clients comfortably lying on their side at 90 degrees while receiving care. The J-RO EZ Rest was designed to support client comfort and dignity, as well as address staff risk and...Read More
In 2010, a consortium called the “Senior Quality Leap Initiative” (SQLI) was established to leverage the collective expertise and experience of its members in an effort to enhance quality of care and quality of life for their nursing home residents. The SQLI has grown...Read More
The Extended Care Unit (ECU) at the Welland Hospital Site has implemented a music program called Music and Memory for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the senior residents. Senior residents living within long term care homes (LTCH) often display...Read More
Integrating Volunteers in Health Care Delivery: A Service Delivery Model Designed to Enhance the Patient, Resident and Family Experience
The landscape of health care has been shifting due to factors such as, an aging population, complex care needs, and increasing costs and demands. Health care organizations are challenged with tight budgets and constraints, and managing expectations to maintain quality...Read More
Transition to Long-Term Care (LTC) can be very emotional and challenging for new residents and their families. Many are impacted by caregiver burnout, family members often feel “guilty” and struggle with transferring responsibility to their loved one’s new home....Read More
Since 2011, falls have been one of the most common causes of adverse events and have slightly increased every year (MSSS: 2011-2016. During the review process, we found that the corrective measures put in place have a minimal impact on the number of falls. There is...Read More
80% of common infections can be spread by contaminated hands. Although wearing gloves helps to prevent getting bodily fluids on the hands, microfissures in gloves do not provide for maximum security against the spread of infection. The best tool is always good hand...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is an innovative, people-centred, evidence-informed practice that has been implemented by teams in an organization. The leading practice has demonstrated a positive change related to safe and reliable care/service, accessible and appropriate care/service, and/or integrated care/service. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge-sharing resource and serves to recognize innovative practices that have been submitted and have undergone a review by peer reviewers. Leading Practices are shared with the public, policymakers and organizations who are interested in improving and making real quality and health system changes. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library. Leading Practices are also promoted through HSO mediums including newsletters, webinars, conferences, education materials, and affiliated accrediting bodies.
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