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Attending Nurse Practitioners Improving Care in Long-Term Care Homes

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Attending Nurse Practitioners Improving Care in Long-Term Care Homes

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario is providing funding for up to 75 new attending nurse practitioners in long-term care homes (LTCHs) over three years, including 30 starting this fall. 

The attending nurse practitioner will play a key role in addressing the complexity of challenges that many LTCH residents face by providing proactive assessments, follow-up care, timely specialist referrals, ongoing chronic disease management and end-of-life care.

A nurse practitioner is a nurse with advanced university education who works both independently and in collaboration with other health professionals. The attending nurse practitioners will be an onsite primary care provider and will contribute to:

  • Continuity of care as the most responsible provider
  • Increased access to, and quality of, health care for LTCH residents through the development, implementation and monitoring of proactive care plans, medications, screening and/or diagnostic tests
  • Creation/implementation of quality improvement plans
  • Research and implementation of evidence-based practices
  • Increased knowledge capacity of staff and programming in the LTCH to meet the needs of short and long-term residents
  • Improved care coordination and collaboration across the care continuum among health care providers within the LTCH and in the community.

The 30 new attending nurse practitioners will be working in the following 41 LTCHs located across 14 Local Health Integration Networks:

  • Trillium Villa Nursing Home in Sarnia
  • Blenheim Community Village in Blenheim
  • Village on the Ridge in Ridgetown
  • Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton
  • Greenwood Court in Stratford
  • The Fordwich Village Nursing Home in Fordwich
  • Exeter Villa in Exeter
  • Maple Manor Nursing Home in Tillsonburg
  • Caressant Care Harriston in Harriston
  • Saugeen Valley Nursing Center in Mount Forest
  • Caressant Care Arthur Nursing Home in Arthur
  • Caressant Care Fergus Nursing Home in Fergus
  • Fox Ridge Care Community in Brantford
  • Millennium Trail Manor in Niagara Falls
  • The Kensington Gardens in Toronto
  • Main Street Terrace in Toronto
  • Seniors' Health Centre in Toronto
  • Valleyview Residence in North York
  • Altamont Care Community in West Hill
  • The Wexford in Scarborough
  • Creedan Valley Care Community in Collingwood
  • Owen Hill Care Community in Barrie
  • Woods Park Care Centre in Barrie
  • Belvedere Heights in Parry Sound
  • Waters Edge Care Community in North Bay
  • Pinecrest in Kenora
  • Birchwood Terrace in Kenora
  • Roseview Manor in Thunder Bay
  • Extendicare Mississauga in Mississauga
  • Tyndall Seniors Village in Mississauga
  • Extendicare Kingston in Kingston
  • Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview
  • Providence Manor in Kingston
  • St. Lawrence Lodge in Brockville
  • Heartwood in Cornwall
  • Sandfield Place in Cornwall
  • Marian Hill in Pembroke
  • Shelburne Residence in Shelburne
  • Dufferin Oaks in Shelburne
  • Grace Manor in Brampton
  • Faith Manor in Brampton

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