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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Toolkit helps Canadian Long-Term Care Homes create palliative care programs

Tools for Change is a resource that was created by the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance to guide long term care homes in Canada that are creating their own formalized palliative care programs.

The Alliance members developed a model of care for palliative care in long term care that is supported by multiple quality improvement interventions for implementing education, direct care, community partnerships, and policy and program development.

The toolkit outlines a model of care that was developed using literature on innovative practices and guidelines for providing palliative care and research data indicating the successes of the four long term care home that volunteered to be study sites.

In areas where long term care homes choose to do quality improvement, resources are offered to help homes develop or enhance their structures and processes and improve the delivery of palliative care.

For more information about the QPC-LTC Toolkit, click on the following link:

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