Heather Fudge, CNS Seniors & Spiritual Health, Island Health
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The transition of geriatric mental health
patients from hospital to residential care was
problematic and had resulte...
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Develop a prototype unit in a residential care
facility that would provide the physical
environment and care approac...
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Downsize from 35 beds to 25 beds to create
single and double patient rooms only
Dedicate a geriatric psychiatrist to...
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Provide staff with formal education on caring
for patients with BPSD
Provide ongoing support from Seniors Mental
...
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Successful transitions for the patients from
acute care to residential care with no
readmissions to acute care or th...
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This shared care approach is effective and
could be spread to other residential care
facilities
Communication is ...
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Heather.Fudge@viha.ca

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Heather Fudge 1-250-370-5688 loc 34658
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Sharing Care between Residential Complex Care and Seniors Mental Health on Vancouver Island

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This presentation was delivered in session A1 of Quality Forum 2014 by:

Heather Fudge
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seniors and Spiritual Health
Island Health

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Sharing Care between Residential Complex Care and Seniors Mental Health on Vancouver Island

  1. 1. Heather Fudge, CNS Seniors & Spiritual Health, Island Health
  2. 2.   The transition of geriatric mental health patients from hospital to residential care was problematic and had resulted in some quick returns to emergency room from hospital. Residential care facilities did not feel prepared to meet the care needs of seniors with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia ( BPSD) so many of these patients remained in hospital longer than necessary.
  3. 3.   Develop a prototype unit in a residential care facility that would provide the physical environment and care approach needed to safely care for this population of seniors. Demonstrate that with the proper support, education and physical considerations, this type of unit could be replicated in any residential care facility
  4. 4.   Downsize from 35 beds to 25 beds to create single and double patient rooms only Dedicate a geriatric psychiatrist to provide psychiatric care to patients and ongoing education to staff
  5. 5.    Provide staff with formal education on caring for patients with BPSD Provide ongoing support from Seniors Mental Health to develop care plans and trouble shoot problems with the transfer Develop a Shared Care agreement that identifies clearly identifies the responsibilities of each party
  6. 6.   Successful transitions for the patients from acute care to residential care with no readmissions to acute care or the Emergency Room within the first month. Closer collaboration between Seniors Mental Health and the Glengarry staff that resulted in better identification of appropriate transfers, more effective care-planning and opportunities to share effective therapeutic strategies and interventions with the population of seniors
  7. 7.    This shared care approach is effective and could be spread to other residential care facilities Communication is key and miscommunication can be costly Staffing and environmental changes should be made prior to instituting this type of a care model change
  8. 8.  Heather.Fudge@viha.ca  Heather Fudge 1-250-370-5688 loc 34658

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