Quality indicators developed by an international research
collaborative, and supported for use in Canada by CIHI showed a nursing
home in Saskatchewan that more than 50% of residents were being
physically restrained on a daily basis in 2005 – although a least
restraint use policy had been introduced in 2004. The indicators allowed
the facility to assess individual residents and compare the nursing
home to other long-term care facilities. As a result of a shift in care
approaches restraint use dropped 20% across the region and 40% at the
care facility.

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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