Foundations of Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living and Retirement Homes

January 2021

This guide supports long-term care, assisted living and retirement home providers, team leaders and staff to partner with residents, families and care partners to apply quality improvement (QI) techniques. Through a series of short steps, you can learn to initiate, test, implement and spread evidence-informed best practices. Topics covered include QI foundations, applying the improvement process and compiling measures, implementation, and planning for sustainability.

The guide was developed as part of the LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together (LTC+) program led by Healthcare Excellence Canada, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and others. The LTC+ Coaches use this tool when working with the LTC+ teams.

Download the Foundations of Quality Improvement guide