Oxford County’s Woodingford Lodge has become one of only 22 long-term care organizations in Ontario to be designated a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

The designation took three years to achieve and was pursued as a result of efforts by Woodingford Lodge staff to find ways to the improve quality of life for residents.

“Receiving the Best Practice Spotlight Organization designation helps to support this standard of care by putting into place best practices and initiatives that result in positive and lasting changes in the culture of our homes,” said Judy Esseltine, project nurse for Woodingford Lodge

In order to achieve the BPSO designation, Woodingford Lodge chose to implement best practice guidelines in three areas: person and family centred care; preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults; and assessment and management of pain.