Wednesday, November 14, 2012

DEVELOPING PALLIATIVE CARE PROGRAMS IN LONG-TERM CARE HOMES

In this Exchange article, Mary Lou Kelley, MSW, PhD, project manager for theQuality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance operating out of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health at Lakehead University, describes the need for palliative programs in care homes, and offers an implementation model developed by their five-year study: "Improving Quality of Life for People Dying in Long Term Care Homes". Here are the first QPC-LTC tools developed to support the model:

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