FBCC challenge areas identified

The FBCC report noted shortcomings within the current system, such as:

  • Inadequate choice and autonomy for residents.

  • The need for improvements in dementia care.

  • Less-than-adequate integration and alignment with other health and social services.

  • System complexity that makes it difficult for users/families to navigate.

  • Insufficient staffing levels, and too few full-time workers.

  • Too much focus on auditing rather than on quality of life/quality of care outcomes.

  • Insufficient cultural diversity in services provision.

  • Insufficient use of technology, innovation and research to make system improvements.

  • Aging infrastructure that is challenged to meet contemporary needs.

Priorities for action

A few pressing priorities were targeted for immediate action in 2023-25:

  • Finding ways to keep couples/partners together.

  • Phasing out shared rooms in continuing care.

  • Updating the guidelines for building design to incent new models of care.

  • Enhancing services for Indigenous populations.

  • Increasing transparency around inspection results.

  • Expanding community and home care services.

Work on the Facility-based Continuing Care (FBCC) Review recommendations is well under way and is expected to continue for years to come.

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