Providing effective and consistent support to family doctors working in long-term care facilities is important for both doctors and patients. With more than 7,000 frail elderly patients living in long-term care facilities in Vancouver, the Residential Care Task Force aims to identify current gaps and develop a community of support for doctors. This includes mentoring younger doctors, as well as identifying systemic barriers to attracting and retaining family doctors. The committee also strives to improve health outcomes and reduce unnecessary hospital transfers for patients.
Together with our partners in the community, the Residential Care Task Force is working to better the practice life of member family physicians and improve the patient level of care in residential facilities across Vancouver.
Residential Care Baseline Research Project - Summary Report
The Residential Care Committee conducted a research project to assess and discuss current gaps in residential care services.Click here to read the report.