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Home Care Safety Improvement Collaborative – Wave 2

Eight leading home care organizations, part of the Home Care Safety Improvement Collaborative, are working to improve safety and quality as they collaborate to apply proven improvement techniques to introduce and support sustainable change that will keep patients safe in their homes. 

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Supporting Patients in Safe Medication Practices

Supporting patients and their carers to safely manage and use their medications is a key step in reducing preventable harm. The 5 Questions to Ask about your Medications is a tool to help carers and patients start conversations about medications to improve communications with their health care provider.

The CHCA and many of our members endorse the 5 Questions to Ask about your Medications – You can too!   



Better Home Care Action Plan

Evidence-informed practices in home and community care that result in better care, better outcomes and better value.

OTN - High Impact Practice 2016

Telehomecare in Ontario: Better Health, at Home
Virtual Care Series

The large-scale deployment of Telehomecare as an enabler of care delivery across Ontario. It profiles the role of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) as a driver and catalyst in establishing virtual care models and mobile technologies that improve patient satisfaction and health system efficiencies.

  • 58 to 73 % reduction in emergency department visits
  • 67 – 81% reduction in acute in-patient admission rates
  • Majority of patients indicated overall satisfaction with the service and increased confidence in their self-management skills. 

Home Care Summit 2016

Pediatric Home Care


Home and Community-Based Services and Supports
Children with Complex Care Needs

Findings of a pan-Canadian scan of the current programs available through provincial and territorial governments for children with complex care needs. 

  • Availability of programs and services
  • Issues, challenges and opportunities 
  • Perspective and advice of parents 
  • Services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children

What are the challenges and innovations in publicly-funded home care and community-based services for children with complex care needs? 

  • Defining children with complex care needs 
  • Fragmented services 
  • Rural and remote access 
  • Parent and carer supports  

Pediatric Infographic




CHCA Accred Canada Report

High Impact Practices
Mind Body Spirit

Integration of Care


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Last Updated: 2018 01 11