Lambton Meadowview Villa announced today that it has received a provincial quality improvement award, under the Residents First initiative.
Launched by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care in 2010, Residents First trains leaders and staff within long-term care Homes to provide them with the tools they need to lead quality improvement projects, to identify and analyze problems, propose changes and measure progress, as well as how to coach others in their Homes so that this knowledge is passed on. The goal of Residents First is to create a culture of quality.
Another Lambton County long term care facility, North Lambton Lodge, received the quality improvement award earlier this year.
To earn this accolade, Lambton Meadowview Villa met a rigorous set of requirements that included demonstrating clear results from quality improvement projects they have undertaken based on the training they have received through Residents First.
"The quality improvement training provided by Health Quality Ontario's Resident First initiative has been tremendously helpful to further the Home's commitment to service excellence and accountability" said Jeff Harvey, Resident Manager. "By implementing the program we were able to achieve significant improvement in a number of quality outcome measures. The Residents First program is very good fit for the Home because it supports our mission of resident directed compassionate care. As a result of the initiative, resident falls have been reduced and there has been a significant improvement in the consistency of care provided."
"Residents First strives to ensure each resident enjoys safe, effective and responsive care. Homes that have received the Residents First Improvement Award have demonstrated their strong commitment to their residents and to helping them achieve the highest potential quality of life", said Eileen Patterson, VP, Quality Improvement, Health Quality Ontario.