Accreditation of Ayre Manor
Sooke Elderly Citizens’ Housing Society is proud to announce that Ayre Manor is now Accredited with Commendation through Accreditation Canada.
Ayre Manor is committed to the quality care and safety for our residents and to continually improving our services. We are voluntarily participating in accreditation with Accreditation Canada to learn what we're doing well and what we can improve. By having external surveyors assess our services against national standards, we are better able to focus our efforts. Everyone at Ayre Manor is involved in accreditation, from residents and families to front-line staff and volunteers to our board members.
In 2018, we obtained our Accreditation Canada Primer level, in which organizations are assessed against a reduced, core set of standards. Once accredited with Primer, organizations begin preparing for the next accreditation cycle. In the fall of 2019, we commenced the ambitious journey of participating in the Qmentum Program. We wanted to move Ayre Manor toward the highest standards in quality care. This meant that we would be reviewed in great detail in every aspect of our organization, which resulted in some policies, procedures and training being updated and/or introduced. These 500+ standards cover:
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Medication Management
- Long Term Care
The leadership team, our staff, residents and families worked together towards meeting the standards and improving our procedures where identified. Our virtual survey occurred November 23 and 24, 2020, and the on-site portion on March 2 and 3, 2021. We have received the decision letter and report.
We are pleased and proud to announce that our final Accreditation Report states that Ayre Manor is Accredited with Commendation ( View PDF » ). This is a milestone to be celebrated. We can all be very proud of our Ayre Manor!
About Accreditation Canada
Accreditation Canada is an independent, non-profit, 100% Canadian organization. As Canada's leading trusted accreditor for over 55 years, they accredit over 1000 health organizations in Canada and around the world. The Qmentum Accreditation Program is an ongoing process of assessing health care and social services organizations against standards of excellence. Accreditation helps health care organizations create stronger, more effective teams by improving communication and collaboration, leading to improved care.