Residential Care Initiative
To address the decline in GP services to residential homes and the projected doubling of residents over the next 20 years, the GPSC’s Residential Care Initiative (RCI) was created to help enable divisions to develop local, scalable, sustainable and collaborative solutions that improve the care of patients receiving residential care services.
Through the RCI, our division is working on a local solution that helps enable our participating membership to meet the following five best practice expectations and three system-level outcomes:
Best Practice Expectations
24/7 availability and on-site attendance when required
Proactive visits to residents
Meaningful medication reviews
Attendance at case conferences
Reduced unnecessary or inappropriate hospital transfers
Improved patient/provider experience
Reduced cost/patient through higher quality of care
In Central Island, our early positive successes noted to date include:
- Most residents in residential care (complex) are attached to a local GP and between 95-98% of the GPs providing care to residents have signed on to the Oceanside RCI commitment;
- A robust call service is in place with the Mount Arrowsmith Medical Society, to provide satisfactory after-hours physician coverage for residents in care.
- Improved communications and engagement with lead facility staff.
RCI Documents for physician reference:
|RCI Supporting Guidelines|
|RCI Bed Count Process||Oceanside RCI MOU|
Please contact the Program Manager Sharon Todd @ email@example.com for more details.