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The ​Residential ​Care ​Initiative is designed to enable​ divisions of family practice to develop local solutions to improve care for patients in residential care facilities. The initiative was prototyped by five divisions, beginning in 2011: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Prince George, South Okanagan Similkameen, and White Rock - South Surrey.

Based on the successes achieved in those communities, the GPSC has earmarked up to $12 million annually to support divisions in designing local, scalable, and sustainable solutions that cover all residential care facilities in about 104 BC communities. 

To learn more about the background of the ​Residential Care Initiative and the work being done by divisions around the province, read the GPSC columns about the initiative in the BC Medical Journal from May 2015 and October 2015.

Dr. Ian Bekker, a member of the Victoria Division of Family Practice, with the support of the provincial Divisions office, has developed series of webinars entitled "Residential Care: Supporting Physicians Leading Change," with the goal of improving the care of patients living in residential care by involving physicians in a community of practice. The following resources have been shared by our webinar participants.

Resource Categories


Clinical Skills Building New!

Tools for implementing RCI or improvements in facility processes

Communication Material Used by Divisions

Journal Articles on Physician Role in Residential Care

Articles on Change Management

Webinars - Residential Care: Supporting Physicians Leading Change



Resource ​Needed

​In addition to sharing resources some of our communities are seeking resources. If you're aware of any mentioned in the table below, please share with our central office as well and the corresponding person below.  

Resource Needed Description Who is requesting
5 best Practices descriptionHow your division is describing (in detail) the 5 best practices to their physicians. Ex: When physicians ask: What is a 'meaningful medication review' what do you say?Victoria Division
How to measure outcomesIdeas on how to track best practices related to proactive visits, completed documentation and attendance at med reviews and care conferences. Richmond Division
How to change physician behaviorLogistics around and best practices on how to introduce and support physician attendance at med reviews and care  conferences.Richmond Division
How to measure outcomesHow did your division justify measuring individual physicians performance and was there criticism of his?Victoria Division
Evaluation Frameworks/Data sourcesExamples of evaluation frameworks. Data sources, ex: is anyone getting data directly from their HA and/or MoH?Comox Division  
Scheduling meaningful medication reviewsApproaches to scheduling meaningful medication reviews. Currently working on a new process around this and are interested to hear more about what others are doingComox Division
Improved admission acute to residential careChanges anyone has made to improve admissions from acute to residential care and back if needed. Comox Division
Care Plan GoalsHow to make care plan goals clear and accessible for physicians and facility staff.Comox Division


Contact Us

Have a resource you'd like to share? Send us an email.

Learn More

If you want to get involved with the residential care initiative, visit the GPSC website or contact the GPSC Residential Care Working Group.

Learn more about what other divisions are doing here.

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