Policies and Standards

Continuing Care

Policies and Standards

The Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Division has created policies and monitoring standards to ensure that there is a consistent quality of care for those who need services outside of the hospital, in their home, or in the community. The following policies, procedures, guidelines and standards guide provincial stakeholders.

Policies and Procedures

Adult Protection Policy Manual

Bed Loan Program Policy

Caregiver Benefit Program Policy

Critical Incident Policy

Educational Requirement for Entry to Practice

Home Care Policy

Home Lift Program

Home Oxygen Policies, Guidelines and other Information

Infection Prevention and Control

Long-term Care Policy Manual

Personal Alert Assistance Program Policy

Policies for New and Replaced Long-term Care Beds under Service Agreements

Note: These policies only apply to:

  1. new beds awarded through Request for Proposal RFP#:NUM60131638 and Request for Proposal RFP#: NUM60130972;
  2. the 10 replacement facilities for 2010/11 (identified under O.I.C 2008-575); and
  3. the 40 bed addition at Bayside Guest Home.

Self Managed Care

Seniors Community Wheelchair Loan Program

Supportive Care Program

Standards and Guidelines

The following standards and guidelines inform owners, operators and staff of long-term care facilities of their responsibility to provide a safe environment for long-term care residents.

Individual Standards

Wound Management

Wound Management Policy for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities

Links for Employers in Long-term Care

The following links will inform employers in the long-term care sector about the scopes of practice for Continuing Care Assistants (CCA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN).