Alberta Health is conducting a review that focuses on supportive living and long-term care in Alberta. The goal of this initiative is to improve “the lives of continuing care residents and their families, resident care outcomes, the satisfaction and quality of work environment of staff, and the cost effectiveness of facility-based continuing care service delivery.” Included as part of the review are the thoughts and input of Albertans regarding the future of facility-based continuing care in the province. Click here to share your ideas about this important issue.
Visiting loved ones in long-term care facilities during COVID-19 has been difficult at best. However, accommodations and adaptations by both facilities and families/friends have been done to make “visiting” loved ones possible.
Unfortunately, the visiting-related actions of an individual in Calgary may have compromised future visits as well as the health and well-being of residents and staff. Click here to read the story.
If you are interested in patient safety and have some personal experiences to share, here is an opportunity that might be on interest to you.
What are you doing on June 24th at 12:00 p.m. EST? Here is a webcast that you may find interesting.
“Patient Engagement: Looking Towards the New Normal
In this session, Dr. Monica Reed will explore the evolution of patient engagement from the seeds of measuring “satisfaction” and tracking “experience” to building true collaborative “engagement.” With an eye to the future coupled with the lessons we can take from our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Reed leverages research and patient stories to identify key components for building Patient Engagement Culture moving forward. Key focus areas include:
Consumerism and diversity
Collaboration throughout the care ecosystem.”
Click on the link below to register for this webcast.
What advise can you give regarding: transitioning from paediatrics -> adult care? #transition #healthcare #patientexperience #patientvoice #input
Visiting hours have been eliminated from ALL Calgary hospitals. Their removal reduces patient falls, medical errors and increases the patient experience. To learn more about this exciting change, click here
“Not my loved ones,” you might be thinking, and I hope you’re right. It’s certainly easier to believe, as I once did, that the opioid crisis is some far-off threat, like a flood or fire in another province. The reality is that it may be bigger and closer than many of us want to admit. (Excerpt from a cbc.ca opinion piece written by Katherine Steinhoff.)
Read the full article here.
What are you doing on Tuesday, May 28th at 11am MT? If you have an interest in long-term care and hearing the experiences of residents and family members, this is something that may be on interest to you. Details about the webinar can be found here.
Lauren Richards’ death has left a number of questions. If you have not yet watched this video, you may wish to do so.
In addition, here is a related article that is worth reading.