Outside of the current COVID-19 pandemic, putting an end to hallway health care has been a priority for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Long-term care (LTC) homes can enhance resident care by helping residents avoid unnecessary emergency room visits. This page highlights resources to support this goal.
Resources and Initiatives to End Hallway Health Care
In partnership with the Ontario eConsult Centre of Excellence and the Champlain BASE eConsult team, this initiative supports LTC homes to connect primary care providers with specialists using eConsult. eConsult is a secure online platform that allows primary care providers to consult with experts from more than 100 specialties. This service reduces wait times and offers patients and residents more efficient and integrated care.
In partnership with the Ontario CLRI, the Bruyère Deprescribing Algorithm Research Team develops tools for prescribers, residents and care partners to help optimize medications through deprescribing — the planned and supervised process of dose reduction or stopping medication that might be causing harm or no longer be of benefit.
GeriMedRisk is an interdisciplinary telemedicine consultation and education service for doctors, nurse practitioners and pharmacists in Ontario. GeriMedRisk delivers education to clinicians on optimizing medications, mental health, and comorbidities in older adults. Content is supported by a team of geriatric specialists and pharmacists.
The SOS Game App for Seniors Care is designed to enhance nursing and personal support worker knowledge in the early identification and care of the frail elderly at risk of acute deterioration.