Two and a half years in the making, the Long Term Care Initiative (LTCI) is now fully operations in all 11 long term care sites in Abbotsford. The LTCI is the Abbotsford Division's largest program, with over 45 members participating. The program implements local solutions to deliver dedicated General Practitioner Most Reliable Physician (GP MRP) services for patients in long term care facilities and meets the GPSC Long Term Care Initiative's five best practices.
An after hours call group provides care 24/7. Since the program has launched, there has been a decrease in ER visits; a decrease in residents prescribed 9 + medications; and an increase in MRP attendance at care conferences.
Supported by ongoing education events and quality improvement surveys, this program will contribute to bolster an integrated long term care community of practice with physicians and site staff.