Home and Continuing Care eBulletin - October 2017

News

2016-2017 CCRS and HCRS Quick Stats Released

The 2016-2017 Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) and Home Care Reporting System (HCRS) Quick Stats are now available on CIHI’s website. These data tables include province/territory-level demographic, clinical and resource utilization information where available.

The CCRS Quick Stats provide a profile of residents in submitting residential care and hospital-based continuing care facilities.

The HCRS Quick Stats provide a profile of clients who receive long-term home care services from publicly funded programs in participating jurisdictions.

More detailed data on resident or client characteristics, resource utilization and outcomes may be of particular interest to researchers, health care facilities, regional health authorities, ministries of health and others. Visit our website to learn how to make a custom data request.

New Home Care Quality Indicators to be available in eReports

CIHI is pleased to announce that participating jurisdictions will be able to access detailed results for the new Home Care Quality Indicators in HCRS eReports on October 12. These quality indicators are available for jurisdictions collecting data through the Resident Assessment Instrument–Home Care (RAI-HC) or interRAI-HC assessment systems. The Home Care Quality Indicators and other interRAI home care data can be used at the organization or system level to support quality initiatives, program evaluation, peer comparisons and benchmarking.

Please contact help@cihi.ca to request access to CIHI’s eReports.

Your Health System Update

On November 30, CIHI will be updating the 9 long-term care indicators in the Your Health System (YHS) web tool to reflect the most recent year of data. Here is the list of indicators that will be updated in the fall release.

This web page outlines the activities taking place around the indicator update, highlights important dates and provides details about the web conferences that CIHI will be hosting to walk you through the available indicators.

Please email hsp@cihi.ca if you have any questions.

CIHI @ CHCA Summits this Fall

The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) is hosting Home Care Summits in Edmonton (October 16-17), Toronto (October 30-31) and Halifax (November 14-15). Each Summit builds upon the goal to make home care better and addresses key priorities with concrete ideas and actionable programs to advance accountable care, integrated care and sustainable care.

CIHI is pleased to support and lead Priority Action Table workshops at each of the summits where participants will learn about the new Home Care Quality Indicators, use critical thinking to dive into specific Canadian home care data, and hear about the new reporting model for Canadian jurisdictions to make use of interRAI’s new integrated suite of assessments.

For more information on these events, visit the 2017 Home Care Summit webpage.

Call for Abstracts Opens for Canadian interRAI Conference

The next Canadian interRAI Conference will be held in Calgary on May 14-17, 2018. The conference theme is Wellness for Life – A Priority for All.

Visit www.tayson.com/interRAI for information on how to submit your abstracts for concurrent podium or poster presentations. Please note the submission deadline is October 30, 2017.

Education and events

Education Offerings

Log into your CIHI profile and visit the CIHI Learning Centre to register for the course sessions listed below, or to view the full course catalogue.

Continuing Care courses

Date Course title Format
October 18 972E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners – Completing the Assessment Web conference
October 24

972E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners – Completing the Assessment

Workshop - Nanaimo, BC
October 31 908E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners – Outcome Scales and CAPs Web conference
November 7 972E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners – Completing the Assessment  Workshop – Winnipeg, MB
November 15 236E RAI-MDS 2.0: Experienced - Physical Functioning Web conference
November 21 972E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners – Completing the Assessment Workshop – Thunder Bay, ON
November 23 18E Building CCRS eReports Web conference
November 29 447E RAI-MDS 2.0: Experienced - Clinical Management Web conference

Home Care courses

Date Course title Format
October 17 449E RAI-HC: Experienced – Formal Services  Web conference
October 23

63E interRAI-CA: Beginners – Intake from Community/Hospital

Web conference
October 24 744E RAI-HC: Beginners – Outcome Scales and CAPs, Part 1 Web conference
October 26 745E RAI-HC: Beginners – Outcome Scales and CAPs, Part 2 Web conference
November 1 451E RAI-HC: Experienced - Cognitive/Mental Health/Quality of Life Web conference
November 21 272E RAI-HC: Beginners – Coding Assessment Workshop – Whitehorse, YT

Submission deadlines

To avoid delays, we encourage providers to submit their data as often and as early as possible.

Reporting Period Early Submission Deadline Data quality audit report (CCRS only) Final submission deadline eReports updated

Quarter 2

(July 1–Sept. 30)
November 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline November 30 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 3

(Oct. 1–Dec. 31)
February 14 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline February 28 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 4

(Jan. 1– Mar. 31)
May 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline May 31 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 1

(Apr. 1–June 30)
August 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline August 31 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

These submission deadline dates are for organizations submitting directly to CIHI via Electronic Data Submission Services (eDSS). If your organization submits to a jurisdiction or region directly, you will need to contact your ministry or regional representative for information on their data submission deadlines.

Did you know?

New information for assessors regarding doll therapy:

Question: If a person who has dementia is given a doll to hold and he/she believes the doll to be a real baby and handles it as such, should it be considered a delusion and captured in the interRAI assessments? 

Answer: If the person with dementia is given a doll to hold and he/she believes it is real and treats it as such, this would generally not be considered a ”delusion”. This type of activity is often initiated by the nursing home staff to ease anxiety and manage behaviours.

Reference: eQuery #68124 and #68126

Related links

Continuing Care web page

Resources for Continuing and Residential Care interRAI Assessors

Home Care web page

Resources for Home Care interRAI Assessors

Your Health System

CIHI’s interRAI Implementation Toolkit

Contact us

Continuing Care team: continuingcare@cihi.ca

Home Care team: homecare@cihi.ca

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