OPEN MEETING: On May 22nd we shared experiences about long-term care for seniors and people living with disabilities. Two themes emerged:
1. The problem of under-staffing in both community and long-term care homes - did you know there is no mandated staff/resident ratio?
2. The need to shift to a culture where seniors and people with disabilities are treated with respect and dignity
We also looked at which targets or indicators could measure the quality of the patient experience in a long-term care facility. As a result of this conversation we have set up a working group to look into this issue.