The Association is pleased to announce that last year’s Qindex research conducted in partnership with the University of Toronto has now been published in Longwoods’ Healthcare Quarterly.

The Qindex is a composite metric of the nine publicly reported CIHI quality indicators (falls, antipsychotic use, pain, worsened pain, restraint use, worsened physical functioning, improved physical functioning, depression, and pressure ulcers).

The study describes the overall quality performance of LTC homes across five years (2012–2017) and determines if organizational factors impact quality performance. The results demonstrate significant, continuous sector-wide improvement in overall quality performance over time, as well as some differences based on home size, operator size, and ownership.

A preview of the Qindex findings was published earlier this year in the Association’s This is Long-Term Care 2019 report. The article in Healthcare Quarterly provides further findings and the methodology behind the research. The published paper in Healthcare Quarterly positions the Qindex, a global metric of quality, as a valuable tool for quality measurement and management in the LTC sector. Congratulations to Qindex authors Andrea Wilkinson, Vinita Haroun, Tommy Wong, Nancy Cooper and Mark Chignell on the publication of their research.

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    Wednesday, November 27
    Noon to 1:00 pm (EST)
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    Key topics covered include:
    •  The latest scientific evidence on saturated fat and its association with CVD outcomes and mortality
    •  The PURE study and some of its key findings for saturated fat, carbs and various foods
    •  The PURE healthy dietary pattern

    Speaker: Andrew Mente, PhD, MA
    Principal Investigator – Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute
    Associate Professor – Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University 

     

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    Published Qindex study highlights quality in LTC homes

    The Association is pleased to announce that last year’s Qindex research conducted in partnership with the University of Toronto has now been published in Longwoods’ Healthcare Quarterly.

    The Qindex is a composite metric of the nine publicly reported CIHI quality indicators (falls, antipsychotic use, pain, worsened pain, restraint use, worsened physical functioning, improved physical functioning, depression, and pressure ulcers).

    Read more

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    Together We Care 2020 is Canada’s largest gathering of long-term care and retirement community professionals.

    EVENT INFO- DATE: March 30 - April 1, 2020


    EVENT LOCATION

    Toronto Congress Centre
    650 Dixon Rd,
    Toronto, ON M9W 1J1
    Tel: (416) 245-5000                                                                                     More Information

  • This year's theme will focus on Sustainable Diets.

    Environmental sustainability of food production is a growing area of interest for consumers around the globe. Dietitians are eager to understand the complexity and facts around sustainability and development of nutritious and healthy diets.

    You will have the opportunity to listen to internationally recognized speakers on this topic including from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, McGill University, the University of California, Davis and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    To view the program, select the city that best accommodates you: - Montreal on October 29 - also offered via webcast in French - Edmonton on October 30 - also offered via webcast in English For more information visit our website. 

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    AdvantAge Ontario

    Fall 2019 Education Calendar

    Get Informed.  Stay Current.  Timely, sector-specific educational events on current and emerging issues and developments.

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    Active and Health Senior (Retirement Homes) Living Operations Certificate

    Click here to learn more about this new certificate program from Humber!