Wave One of the Home Care Falls Prevention Collaborative officially finished with a recognition event at the Canadian Home Care Association Summit in Vancouver in October 2016. All five teams presented on their progress and were recognized for their commitment to patient safety. Planning for the Home Care Safety Improvement Collaborative, Wave Two is underway with a final face to face partner meeting scheduled for December 14, 2016. The focus of Wave Two will be on measurement for quality improvement and teams will be coached to work on an area of focus based on their own data. This second wave will run for approximately fourteen months and will give teams more time to understand their own challenges and build capacity to implement change. Members of the home care faculty, along with representatives from CIHI and CPSI measurement experts will be engaged to support knowledge translation related to understanding and using data in homecare.
St. Elizabeth has conducted an environmental scan of communication tools and resources to improve system level communication in home care and will be focusing on identifying and evaluating the best tools and resources to assist in reducing harm associated with communication breakdowns at transition in and out of home care.
The Canadian Home Care Association is currently assessing a series of tools for information and style which could be used in the creation of a tools and resources for the "Am I Safe project".
The Canadian Institute for Health Information and CPSI are developing a learning pathway to assist individuals in the home care sector with advancing knowledge about measuring for improvement.