Care by Design
Care by Design is improving care for nursing home residents in the Capital Health area. Residents are put at the centre of a collaborative, on-site health care team that includes physicians, facility medical directors, nurses and paramedics.
With this new support system, residents can be better cared for in the comfort of the place they call home, instead of being transferred to a hospital.
Long Term Care Facilities
Previously, residents entering LTCF in the Capital District Health Authority maintained or found a family physician for primary care. As a result many different family physicians provided care to residents within a single LTCF, creating care coordination challenges.
Studies demonstrate uncoordinated mechanisms of primary care in LTCF. These are less effective than coordinated models. This study examines changes in physician care for LTCF residents with the introduction of a new model of care called “Care by Design”.