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Complex and Frail Elderly Patients

Residential Care Initiative

 Improve medical care for residential care patients by implementing five best practices:

  • 24/7 availability and on-site attendance when required
  • Proactive visits to residents
  • Meaningful medication reviews
  • Completed documentation
  • Attendance at case conferences

Physician Leads: Dr. Sofia Bayfield and Dr. Alireza Sameny

Project Lead: Emilie Desmottes -

Partner: VCH

Funding Sources: GPSC


The GPSC introduced the residential care initiative (RCI) in response to the growing senior population and a downward trend in the number of physicians providing services to seniors in residential care. The GPSC is supporting local groups of physicians to build local, scalable, and sustainable solutions. The RCI was launched on the North Shore in June 2016 and all 12 facilities are now involved. Approximately 20 local physicians are participating in the program.

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North Shore Division of Family Practice
220-145 Chadwick Court
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 3K1

Phone: 778.945.3017
Fax: 778.730.0630
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