Hello long-term care staff and physicians!

Interested in what the LTCI has been up to? We’ve been busy shifting and reorienting to try and best support you during these tumultuous times. Read an update of the LTCI COVID response here


As part of the LTCI COVID response, and in an effort to reduce Emergency Department visits, the LTCI provided fifteen Victoria and South Island long-term care homes with fifteen suture kits to ensure physicians would have the supplies needed on-site for suturing minor lacerations. In June 2020, the LTCI team checked-in with the care homes to ask whether the kits had been used, and all of them responded (thank you). Positive news - over the two month period, seven care homes had used the suture kits on nine occasions, and eight Emergency Department transfers were prevented! (Photo credit Fiona Sudbury, pictured Megan Schulz)


The LTCI is looking to reimagine our popular learning series events within the new environmental context that COVID-19 presents. We’re actively seeking physicians and long-term care staff to provide strategic direction, help choose topics that would work well in a virtual medium, and connect with potential presenters. Please get in touch if you’re interested in becoming a LTCI learning series leader or have an exciting topic you’d like to see in a virtual learning series format! (Photo credit Trevor Ball)

Mr. Jack McKeen demonstrating impeccable social distancing form while enjoying a coffee and chat with his neighbor Mr. Raccoon. We at the LTCI hope you've also had the opportunity for safe and fun social connection! (Photo credit Dr. Katharine McKeen)


Kristina Schnarr, RN, James Bay Care Centre

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Kristina has traveled extensively throughout Canada, the United States, China and Central America. Becoming an HCA was a stepping stone in her career, sparking her interest in LTC.

I attended UVic and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and have now been working in health care for ten years. Read more


The Ministry of Health mandates all staff working in Long-term Care & Assisted Living (including physicians) must self-assess, track temperature, self-isolate and test if you have symptoms Learn More

Facility staff did you know you can download the most up to date version of the SBAR from our website? There have been recent updates relating to the COVID Emergency Response Protocol, find the newest form Here

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute launched LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together. Teams delivering healthcare for older adults in congregate settings are invited to register. This program will give team's future access to national huddles, coaching and potential seed funding to prepare for potential future waves of COVID-19 Register Here

LTCI Physicians, did you know the LTCI have an updated Billing Guide? Get the newest version Here