A long-term care home worker speaks with a resident in their room.

Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care

As we work towards building a more resilient long-term care system, supports to improve the health and safety of the workforce and person-centred care are needed more than ever.

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Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care is a new initiative that supports quality improvement on these important issues.  Designed to help foster a more resilient long-term care sector, this program aims to:

  • Increase capacity for safety and quality improvement work within long-term care
  • Support long-term care homes to identify, plan and implement changes that will enable a healthy workforce to deliver person-centred care to residents
  • Foster peer-to-peer sharing and learning among long-term care homes across Canada
  • Help people working in long-term care provide more person-centred care, including through safety conversations – which is the focus of this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week

Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care will run for one year, from January to December 2023. Participating long-term care organizations will receive support for improvement work focused on people in the workforce and person-centred care, including:

  • Funding of up to $10,000 per home
  • Implementation and capacity-building supports such as coaching and monthly webinars

Applications for this program are currently being reviewed. Healthcare Excellence Canada will notify you of the outcome of your application by the end of December 2022.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact LTC-SLD-2023@hec-esc.ca.

Reimagining LTC: Enabling a Healthy Workforce to Provide Person-Centred Care builds on earlier programming that supported long-term care and retirement homes to respond to COVID-19 and build capacity to implement quality improvement projects. Teams will be encouraged and supported to align their projects to standards relevant to the program focus areas.