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About the Seniors Quality Leap Initiative

The Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) was established by North America’s leading Long Term Care organizations in 2010 out of their collective desire to improve clinical quality and safety for seniors.

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life and quality of care for seniors by utilizing a structured approach to quality and performance improvement and disseminating recommendations to the broader post-acute and long-term care sector.

Our Vision: To become North America’s leading post-acute and long-term care provider consortium for benchmarking clinical quality standards that reflect advancing innovative change ideas to raise the bar for excellence throughout our industry.

Our Strategic Directions:

  • Exchange and benchmark performance data as it relates to quality of care and quality of life for seniors.
  • Test, design, and adopt a collaboratively derived approach for performance improvement.
  • Identify and undertake initiatives designed to make improvements in quality of care and quality of life for seniors using evidence-based practices.
  • Broadly disseminate SQLI consensus-based recommendations for improvement across the post-acute and long term care sector.
  • Support a culture of innovation that consistently seeks to identify, test, evaluate and develop innovative solutions that have the potential for significant healthcare and economic impact through partnership with the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).

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Who We Work With

SQLI has grown to include senior care providers and strategic partners from across North America. All members are involved in active improvement work to elevate performance across the post-acute and long-term care sectors.

SQLI Member Organizations Location
ActionmargueriteWinnipeg, MB
Baycrest Health SciencesToronto, ON
Bruyère Continuing CareOttawa, ON
Perley HealthOttawa, ON
Providence HealthcareVancouver, BC
Schlegel VillagesOntario
ShannexNova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario
Sienna Senior LivingBritish Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario
York Care CentreFredericton, NB
United States
Hebrew SeniorLifeBoston, MA
Presbyterian Senior LivingDillsburg, PA
San Francisco Campus for Jewish LivingSan Francisco, CA
Westminster Communities of FloridaFlorida
Other Countries
Highlands HouseCape Town, South Africa
SQLI Strategic and Academic Partners
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Canadian Association for Long Term Care
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Society for Long-Term Care Medicine
Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
Florida State University
Healthcare Excellence Canada
Marcus Institute for Aging Research
New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes
Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care
University of Waterloo

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