QUALITY AT BROUILLETTE MANOR
The Canadian Institute for Health Information provides Brouillette Manor with quarterly indicators that are specific to the long term care sector and allow us to benchmark and monitor our performance against other homes, as well as the province. These indicators, as well as internal monitoring records and our resident/family surveys, are what we use to help us identify our priority areas.
We are currently in the process of establishing a quality improvement committee which will be led by Nancy Comiskey, our Administrator and composed of a member of our Resident Council, a member of our Family Council (if applicable), our Director of Care/Nursing, our Medical Director, each Designated Lead of our Home, our Registered Dietitian, our Consulting Pharmacist, a regular Nursing Staff of the home, and a PSW of the home. As we complete the action items identified in our quality report, status updates will be provided on a quarterly basis to the Quality Improvement Committee. Final outcomes will be detailed in the quality report at the end of each fiscal year.
Our priority areas for the current fiscal year include:
- Skin and Wound Management – We are implementing new software to help improve the efficiency of clinical decision-making, by automating wound assessments, capturing images and eliminating handwritten or redundant documentation.
- Nutritional Services – We are automating our dietary system to fully integrate resident nutritional profiles, therapeutic and texture modified menu development, and meal production.
- Redevelopment of Home – We are rebuilding our long term care home, with the goal to move in to our new location in the fall/winter of this year.