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HVD 2018 CONFERENCE BY SECTION

PROGRESS REPORT ON PUBLIC LONG-TERM CARE NURSING HOMES IN QUEBEC (2018+) MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF PROVIDING A TIGHTENED SAFETY NET FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

Conference

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE WEBCAST

GUEST SPEAKER 
Yvon Riendeau, M.A., B.Ed.
Social Gerontologist, Course instructor (Patient attendants) and Sexologist
Member of the Expert Advisory Committee, HVD
ANIMATOR 
Hélène Durand
Caregiver, Retired occupational therapist in long term care setting
Member of the Expert Advisory Committee
CONTENT

The current challenge of nursing homes (NH) is basically to attempt to stay the course towards fulfilment of their mission and role, while checking to ensure that their programming is efficient, suitable for residents and in keeping with their staff's abilities and ratios. Furthermore, NHs must re-examine how they deliver their strategies to optimize and improve overall quality. Finally, they must continually examine ministerial policy directives regarding the living environment as much in terms of the physical and human environment standpoint as in care practices and service delivery, while respecting the rules of professional ethics. Labour relations and relational approaches to residents are also realities to be recognized and challenges to overcome, in the context of respect for the needs and rights of residents. On the whole, currently, the various health profiles (ISO-SMAF) of the residential clientele, the available machinery and equipment, the allocated budgets and the healthy cohabitation of residents without ageism or bullying are major challenges. These are of serious concern when it comes to ensuring a tightened safety net for vulnerable residents and promoting a culture of proper treatment for all, residents and workers alike.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

If you have any questions regarding a situation of elder mistreatment, you can contact the Elder Mistreatment Helpline (La ligne aide abus aînés) so that a staff member can fully assess your situation and needs, and provide the most appropriate assistance (bilingual service for Quebec residents only):

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