It runs from June 14th to the 16th. This year’s venue is the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre at 200 Coventry Road in Ottawa.
Please visit the CSNM conference website http://www.csnmconference.com/ to register and for further information.
Calling for Action: Better Seniors' Care
Just two weeks ago, we launched the action plan for Better Seniors' Care. We're touring the province to get the message out, and we've got a fresh new look online at BetterSeniorsCare.ca where a letter-writing contest is underway.
Making change happen
We need you to get online at BetterSeniorsCare.ca and send a letter to your MPP. To motivate you, we've got a contest where each letter, phone call, or tweet through the letter template on BetterSeniorsCare.ca will be counted for your home. The residents' council with the most actions will win a portion of $5000 to make improvements to their home of their choice! (Official contest rules are available here.) Letters to your MPP can make a difference! Let's get our voice heard!
Help us and take action
Here's what you can to do to help:
We know everyone is excited about the letter-writing contest and so are we! We’re excited to announce that in just two weeks we’ve already seen more than 1660 letters submitted! You've called your MPPs directly 34 times and shared more than 85 posts on social media via the website. Now we need to keep this momentum going!
Here is a little motivation to get your competitiveness in gear. Below are the top 5 (overall) homes that have completed the most actions (letters, calls and tweets) as of 2:15 pm yesterday afternoon:
Now, these totals may not account for home size like the contest will, but we know you don't want to be edged out - so get writing! We'll keep updating you on our leader board so if you want to see your home up there, now is the time to send in your letters.
Hitting the road
Our CEO Candace Chartier kicked things off January 27th with an address to the Economic Club of Canada where 150 people, including government representatives and health care stakeholders, attended to hear about our action plan for seniors. This resulted in an article published in the Toronto Star: Seniors suffer as Ontario nursing home investment falls short, association says.
Last week, we took our tour on the road and visited Jarlette's Roberta Place in Barrie. We were able to raise some great awareness of our issues and got coverage on CTV News, and in the Barrie Examiner and Barrie Advance. Check out some of the photos from the event below (special thanks to residents Gordon Selin and Pat Wood for participating and speaking to the media).
The campaign was also featured last week in Queen's Park Today, which is a popular report among politicians, public service employees and government stakeholders, and in the Manitoulin Expositor!
We can't wait for our next stop at Trinity Village in Kitchener next week! Stay tuned to hear how this event goes.
Don't forget to connect with us and let us know what you're doing to highlight the Better Seniors' Care campaign and contest in your home. Please contact Kim Lucchetta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020 -The LTC Public Inquiry has underscored the critical importance of ensuring that your home has the proper processes in place for workplace investigations. This timely session provides the training recommended in the report and is a must attend for any staff who conduct investigations as well as those who need to be aware of proper process and due diligence investigation principles. Find out more:
Annual General Meeting and Convention
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).
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