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Reporting Suspected Abuse and Neglect, Whistle-blowing Protection

Woodingford Lodge, together with RNAO, have created the following video depicting interactions within a management team attending a morning meeting.  It is a follow-up video to five videos developed by Parkview Manor LTC illustrating interactions between staff and residents in a long-term care home that address prevention of abuse and neglect in long-term care between staff and residents. 

The purpose of the video developed by Woodingford Lodge is to provide a fictional scene which can be viewed and then discussed as part of the education process to prevent and address abuse and neglect of older adults, raise awareness and allow for self-reflection. This video addresses whistleblower protection and the moral, ethical and legal aspects of reporting suspected abuse and neglect.

The goal of this video is to positively change the culture regarding reporting suspected abuse and neglect.

Opening up dialogue between staff members in a long-term care home can help ensure that everyone has a good understanding of what is considered abuse and neglect, what the policies and laws are surrounding this topic and ways to work together to address problems.

Long-term care home staff are in a position to advocate for quality care and promote dignity, respect and safety for all residents. This is important because residents and their families rely on staff to protect them without hesitation. Everyone has a moral obligation to respond to poor care and a legal obligation to report actual or suspected abuse or neglect of those in our care (legislation varies across Canada).

Watch the video by clicking here.

Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)

Woodingford Lodge is proud to announce we have been selected by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to work towards becoming a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

BPSOs are globally recognized health care organizations selected by the RNAO to implement and deliver the highest quality, evidence-based care to our residents.

In order to earn the prestigious health care designation, Woodingford Lodge must implement and evaluate RNAO best practice guidelines.

We have selected the following three best practice guidelines as our focus:

  1. Preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults.
  2. Person and family centered care.
  3. Assessment and management of pain.

We believe these guidelines reflect and complement our mission statement:
“We are a long term care home where our valued team is dedicated to providing compassionate and respectful resident-centered care.”

This is a great opportunity to gain recognition for all our hard-working staff and to continue making Woodingford Lodge an exceptional place to live and work.

Watch Irmajean Bajnok, Director of the International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario congratulate Woodingford Lodge on our entrance into the BPSO program.

This initiative is being carried out in cooperation with the Long-Term Care Best Practices Program, and is supported by funding from the Government of Ontario.

Click here to read the BPSO newsletter

Updates on earning the BPSO designation will be posted on this page. You can also sign up for Woodingford Lodge e-alerts or follow Oxford County’s social media channels.