Mississauga (October 22, 2019) – Peel Senior Link’s Checklists in Community Care has been accepted by Health Standards Organization as a leading practice. The submission titled “Checklists in Community Care – Improving Consistency and Client Experience” met all the required criteria to be defined as a “practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient”.
Peel Senior Link sought best practices from other industries that have successfully mastered shift exchanges or hand-offs in high reliability settings. The checklist was developed, utilizing the airline construct, that encapsulated all the critical steps needed to be undertaken for a successful shift exchange. The purpose of the leading practice was to minimize the inconsistencies of care delivery among different frontline staff and service locations.
The checklist improved client satisfaction with care delivery, especially when care is delivered by a staff clients are unfamiliar with. The checklist also adds a level of safety and comfort for clients, ensuring the same, high quality care is delivered regardless of who is providing the service.
About Peel Senior Link
Peel Senior Link is a non-profit charitable organization that provides quality and valued assisted living services by helping seniors live independently and safely, with dignity and respect. Since its inception, the organization has provided personal support and homemaking as core services on a 24/7 basis, along with numerous research & innovative partnerships and complementary programs and support to over 1,200 clients and caregivers in the Region of Peel (Mississauga and Brampton). The organization has been accredited with exemplary standing with Accreditation Canada and is the recipient of numerous quality and leadership awards for its innovative community care model and health system improvements.
About Health Standards Organization
HSO stands for Health Standards Organization. Formed in February 2017, our goal is to unleash the power and potential of people around the world who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. We are a registered non-profit headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. As our name states, our focus is on developing standards, assessment programs, and other methodologies to enable health and social service providers around the world to move the needle on quality while doing what they do best: saving and improving lives.
About Leading Practices
Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient.
Interviews are available with Raymond Applebaum, CEO or Swapnil Rege, COO. To arrange an interview or for more information, please contact:
Peel Senior Link
905-712-4413 ext. 322
Peel Senior Link
905-712-4413 ext. 325