Resource Type: Program

Team Essentials: Leading Practices for Long-Term Care

Quality care and safety in LTC depend on teams that are proactive, reflective, and collaborative. Team Essentials program is based on leading practices; experiential, team-based learning and interprofessional competencies are integrated into the program in order to encourage discovery, critical thinking, communication, and solution-focused team responses.

CHOICE+ Program: Enhancing the Mealtime Experience in Long-Term Care

CHOICE+ is an innovative program that enhances the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care. It focuses on nurturing relationships and creating comfortable dining environments.

Follow CHOICE+ on Instagram for educational content on dining in LTC homes!

The CHOICE+ program is made up of six principles:

  1. Connecting: having meaningful conversations and socializing
  2. Honouring Dignity: respecting decisions, choices and preferences
  3. Offering Support: supporting residents based on individual needs
  4. Identity: knowing and accepting residents as unique individuals
  5. Creating Opportunities: supporting active mealtime participation
  6. Enjoyment: creating a warm and welcoming dining environment

CHOICE+ Resources

CHOICE+ tools are available online, including two self-assessment checklists and six new online learning modules. Teams can use the CHOICE+ tools to:

  • Learn about the CHOICE+ principles and the importance of creating an enjoyable mealtime experience
  • Understand their current strengths in supporting residents at mealtimes
  • Get ideas of simple strategies to try in their day-to-day practice
  • Spark discussion at team meetings and help develop plans for practice change

 

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.