Award Date: 2017
Project Lead(s): Sheelagh Willett
Project Title: Comprehensive Geriatric Management of LTC Residents w/ BPSD
The senior population in the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is expected to increase by 64 percent by the year 2021. Furthermore, 62 percent of residents in long-term care suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia (Ontario Long Term Care Association, 2016). This project, hosted by William Olser Health System, seeks to improve the delivery of high-quality health care for seniors who exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in long-term care (LTC). Specifically, the project will create a structured approach to managing a variety of intertwined stakeholders, as well as assist with process management to create a care delivery process that involves comprehensive geriatric assessment and management. This project addresses the unmet needs of optimal behavioural management of LTC residents in the Central West LHIN with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.