Resource Audience Type: Leaders & Managers

Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program

About the Program

The Saint Elizabeth First Nations, Inuit and Métis Program provides virtual education at no cost to health care providers working in First Nation communities. Their national knowledge exchange network includes online courses, webinars, community forums and 24/7 access to peers and experts. They also partner with communities and organizations to better understand gaps and barriers to care and support improvements through action-based research.

This program has been identified as a resource that supports Indigenous culture in long-term care by the Ontario Caring Advisory Circle.

A Guide for Planning and Providing Francophone LTC Services

About the Guide

This guide provides practical advice and tools for how to plan, develop and deliver LTC services for Francophones in the GTA and across Ontario and Canada. The guide is intended for all those involved in planning, advocating for, and providing Francophone health services in Ontario, particularly the LHINs, FLHPEs, FLHNs, health service providers, particularly LTC home administrators and boards, all staff of LTC homes, and Francophone community leaders.

Although the guide is geared toward designing and delivering LTC services in French, the information and tools would be beneficial for other community and residential care models for Francophones as well as services for seniors from other language minority groups.

The development of this guides was a collaborative effort between the French Health Network of Central Southwestern Ontario, Entité 4, Reflet Salvéo, Bendale Acres, the City of Toronto and other regional partners.

Supporting Diversity and Indigenous Culture in Long-Term Care

About the Presentation

The needs of residents in long-term care can be affected by their gender, language, Indigenous identity, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. In response to this diversity, the Ontario Centres for Learning Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) are engaging provincial stakeholders to identify and develop education and other resources that support the diversity of residents in long-term care. This presentation shares inspirational stories and resources that can support long-term care homes in their delivery of resident-centered care in a way that acknowledges individual diversity and aligns with Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors.

This presentation was delivered at the Together We Care Conference on April 20, 2018.

 

Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Long-Term Care

About the Initiative

This initiative supports workforce capacity building and fosters person-centred care through the identification, development and spread of information and resources that support diversity and inclusion in long-term care (LTC) homes.  This initiative recognizes that care experiences can be influenced by individual circumstances, including language, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. This initiative aims to educate and share resources that support LTC homes in delivering care that acknowledges resident and team member diversity.

A Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Advisory Committee and other experts, including persons with lived experience, contribute to the work of this initiative and the identification and spread of resources that support diversity and inclusion of all residents, care partners (family and friends of residents) and team members in LTC, and inform diversity and inclusion across all CLRI activities.

Improving Food Quality in Long-Term Care: Best practices and new initiatives

What is this webinar about?

During this webinar, you will learn about the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) research study that was conducted in long-term care homes across Canada, including useful information about food and fluid intake, better practices that were observed, where we need to focus, and new initiatives from the M3 team.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  1. Learn about research results from the Making the Most of Mealtimes national study
  2. Understand the important role of food for nutritional health and quality of life
  3. Learn best practices for planning nutrient dense menus in long-term care

This webinar was offered by the Ontario CLRI hosted at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and was presented on March 28, 2018.


About the Presenter

Photo of Heather KellerHeather Keller, RD, PhD, FDC is the Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging at the University of Waterloo. She conducts research focused on improving the food intake and nutritional health of older adults in hospital, community and long term care residences. A special focus is persons living with dementia and their care partners and how food and mealtimes can be central to their quality of life.