A new Healthcare Excellence Canada program will enable a healthy long-term care workforce to provide person-centred care and accelerate progress towards the new National Long-Term Care Services standard.
Following an open call for applications in fall 2022, Healthcare Excellence Canada’s Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care program is supporting up to 240 long-term care homes in all 10 provinces to implement projects focused on fostering a healthy work environment to deliver safer, higher quality person-centred care. The program will enable participating teams to accelerate efforts to align with the new National Long-Term Care Services standard released by the Health Standards Organization today.
“Improving the well-being and safety of people living and working in long-term care is a focus of the new national standards being launched today,” said Jennifer Zelmer, President and CEO of Healthcare Excellence Canada. “We look forward to working with them, the Health Standards Organization and other partners to enable better care for everyone.”
The new national Long-Term Care Services standard focuses on promoting good governance, upholding resident-centred care and enabling a meaningful quality of life for residents, ensuring high-quality and safe care, fostering a healthy and competent workforce, and promoting a culture of quality improvement and learning across long-term care homes.
“The goal of the new standard is to ensure that the people who call long-term care settings their home receive the high quality of care they need and deserve,” said Leslee Thompson, CEO of the Health Standards Organization. “Healthcare Excellence Canada’s programming will support long-term care homes across Canada to move this guidance into action.”
Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care builds on earlier programming that supported long-term care and retirement homes to respond to COVID-19 and build capacity to implement quality improvement projects.
For more information:
- Read the Government of Canada’s news release
- Learn more about Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care
- Register for Reimagining LTC webinar series to explore topics related to people in the workforce and person-centred care