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My Transitional Care Plan during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The BSO Provincial Coordinating Office, Behavioural Supports Integrated Teams (BSIT) Collaborative and brainXchange are pleased to announce the release of ‘My Transitional Care Plan during the Covid-19 Pandemic’.  This resource is intended to be a practical clinical tool to support transitions during the pandemic. It highlights key Covid-19 considerations while also helping to communicate other personal needs, preferences and individualized strategies to optimize seamless care transitions for older adults presenting with, or at risk of, responsive behaviours/personal expressions during the pandemic. This care plan is intended to be used by Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Clinicians/Team Members and other aligned team members that support transitions.
The release of the tool is accompanied by Guidelines for Use as well as a completed example. We encourage all users to review the Guidelines for Use before using the tool. You can learn more about the BSIT Collaborative and download ‘My Transitional Care Plan during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ along with supporting resources by clicking here (see link under ‘Now Featuring’).

Request for Feedback: All clinical teams using this tool to share your experience(s) with the BSO Provincial Coordinating Office along with any feedback for future revisions via the following email address: (feedback deadline: January 15th, 2021).

Person-Centred Language eCourse

The Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial Coordinating Office and Ontario Centres for Learning Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care have collaborated with McMaster University/machealth/iGeriCare to develop a free and interactive 45 minute e-learning course to equip teams with practical knowledge of person-centred language. The course is available in two streams. One is designed for team members and the other for team leaders/managers. All courses are available in both English and French languages. The use of person-centred language in LTC homes can make all the difference in helping to reduce stigma and discrimination all the while delivering resident and family-centred care and nurturing an atmosphere of respect – register to take the free course online!


French version of the BSO-DOS©
The following supporting resources have also been translated into French:
  • Start-Up Checklist
  • User Guide 
The French translation of the BSO-DOS© and all its supporting resources can be found here.
Heart in Mind Activation Therapy for Dementia Care 
Heart and Mind a free online toolkit created by VHA Home Healthcare for families, personal support workers, therapists, and other health care providers to engage loved ones and clients living with dementia. It can be accessed through a workbook or through an e-module.

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