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Residents First - Advancing Quality in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

Central LHIN continues to play a leading role in advancing continuous quality improvement by working with stakeholders to implement the Excellent Care for All Act, which puts patients first by improving the quality and value of the patient experience through the application of evidence-based health care.

An example of this is Central LHIN’s participation in Residents First – a program sponsored by the Ontario Health Quality Council that supports long-term care homes in Ontario in providing an environment for their residents that enhances their quality of life.

The initiative also facilitates comprehensive and lasting change by strengthening the long-term care sector’s capacity for quality improvement.

Currently, approximately three-quarters of Ontario's long-term care homes are taking part. The goal is to have every home in Ontario participating very soon (click here for a list of participating long-term care homes).

If you are a long-term care home administrator or if you work in a long-term care home and would like more information, read this brochure or visit the  Residents First website. To register for the initiative or if you have questions, write to info@residentsfirst.ca.

If you are a long-term care home resident read the brochure for residents. If a friend or family member is a resident of a long-term care home, read this information sheet for families and friends of residents. You can also talk to the home administrator about opportunities to get involved in Residents First.

Residents First Leadership Session - November 30, 2010

Most of the long-term care homes in the Central LHIN were on hand to help us officially kick off the Residents First program in the Central LHIN on November 30, 2010 with a leadership session hosted by Central LHIN and the Ontario Health Quality Council.