Date: December 9, 2021
- Updated ALC leading practices guide available: The RCA has collaborated with Ontario Health, the Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario (PGLO) and other partners to develop Alternate Level of Care (ALC) Leading Practices Guide: Preventing Hospitalization and Extended Stays for Older Adults. The guide updates previous guidance from 2017 to improve the delivery of acute care to older adults in hospitals and other settings.
- Convalescent care beds remain long-stay: At the time of writing, the Ministry of Long-Term Care continues to suspend the short stay program under its COVID-19 emergency policy. Under this policy, any available short-stay (convalescent care and respite care) bed is considered a long-stay bed. The Ministry continues to review these temporary measures and will update the sector if there are any changes.