Recap: Home health care content at #BCCPA2018

For the first time ever BCCPA’s annual conference included a content stream specific to home health care.

“We know that home care and home support are growing areas of the continuing care sector and we were pleased to include a home health stream at our 41st Annual Conference. Along with the other work which BCCPA is doing to expand our focus in this area, we feel we are moving toward our goal of being the leading voice representing B.C. home care and home support providers,” says Rebecca Morris, Manager, Public Affairs, Home Care and Assisted Living.

Sessions included an opening keynote by Shirlee Sharkey, CEO of Saint Elizabeth, who outlined how staff at her organization have contributed to the development of next-gen products and services for smart family caregiving, and shared innovative approaches, including the Journey Home project that provides dignified end of life care for urban homeless people.

Concurrent home health sessions also included the following home health presentations:

Measuring Quality in Home Care: Risk Adjusted Quality Indicators from CIHI and interRAI


Speakers: Helen We-Randall, Program Lead, Home and Continuing Care Data Management at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

With over a decade of experience in healthcare information, Wei-Randal spoke to CIHI and interRAI’s new home care quality indicators and how they can support quality of care improvements for home care clients across the country.

Community Cluster Model of Home Support

Speakers: Caren Plischke, Vice President, Home Support and Residential Care, Beacon Services, Tamara Parent, Community Health Worker, Beacon Services and Ann-Maria Mackillop, Scheduler, Beacon Services.

This presentation focused on the development of an innovative cluster care model, previously featured on BCCPA’s newswire. Preliminary data obtained in relation to this model indicated that this model increased job satisfaction for community health workers, increased staff satisfaction and continuity for clients.

The Value of Safety Improvement Collaboratives for Home Care Providers: Strategies & Outcomes

Speakers: Virgina Flintoft, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Susan Scott-Gabe, Founder & Managing Director, Care at Home and Nardia Brown, Wellness Nurse System Navigator, First Nations Health Authority

This presentation discussed how the emerging home care organization, Care at Home was supported by the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) to shift the number of clients with Advance Care Plans from 18% to 60%.

Coming next:

“These engaging presentations are just one way which in which we are continuing to support knowledge and information sharing across the home health sector, and we look forward to continuing to grow this area of BCCPA’s programming,” says Morris.

In the coming months you can expect more news on the launch of BCCPA’s Quality Assurance in Home Support initiative along with education, web articles and advocacy geared toward the needs of home health care providers.

Presentations will be made available to conference attendees.

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