CHCA’s SPRINT Implementation Collaboratives help home and community care providers implement evidence-informed practices and achieve sustainable change.
The inaugural SPRINT-WCPR Collaborative will support teams to test, adapt and implement the leading practice Whole Community Palliative Rounds.
Integrated Home Care and Primary Health Care
A PAN-CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE
The benefits of integrated care for older adults living with frailty include increased quality of life and satisfaction with care, enhanced service coordination, improved health outcomes, reduced duplication of services and a more efficient system. Integrated care in the community—specifically linkages between home care and primary health care— is widely recognized as a vital part of quality care for individuals with chronic conditions, including seniors living with frailty.
To gain a better understanding of the policy and program direction that jurisdictions are taking across Canada to facilitate integrated care between home care and primary health care, the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) hosted a series of discussion panels during our 2018 Home Care Summits in Prince Edward Island and British Columbia. All panel presentations were live-streamed with video content available on-demand. This paper summarizes the key discussions from each panel presentation.
CHCA Members Profiled at International Forum
Informing the National Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias
The CHCA conducted online surveys throughout January 2018, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, targeting home care service providers and carers. The objective of the surveys was to gain a better understanding of what is needed to make home care better for people living with dementia and support their carers who play such a vital role.
This report summarizes the feedback from the surveys and has been used to inform the federal government in its advancement of Bill C-233, an Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Am I Safe? Conversation Guides
Patients and their carers are the one constant between providers and across care settings. Empowering patients and carers to engage health care providers in conversations and become vested parties in their own safety is critical.
“Am I Safe?” supports conversations about patient safety and ensures they always take place no matter where or who is providing 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