Draft Details

Review start date:Sep 15, 2023
Review end date:Nov 17, 2023
Contact email:bradyn.lawrenson(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 General

The standard provides guidance for the planning, development, and implementation of services, programs, education, training, policies, procedures, and practices to support mental health and well-being of residents in LTC and AL settings. The standard also addresses physical environmental considerations that promote mental health and well-being in both new and existing builds.

This Standard is applicable to all residents who are living in LTC and AL settings, regardless of where they fall on the mental health continuum, including those without mental health symptoms or conditions, and those with or at risk of mental health conditions.

PCC, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), as well as cultural safety and humility principles are at the forefront of this Standard to ensure LTC and AL culture supports positive, inclusive, and empowering settings.

1.2 Exclusions

This Standard does not address topics related to general operating practices in LTC and AL settings. Content related to medical practice and professional obligations is not included in the Standard. Furthermore, it does not address specific medical treatments and mental health conditions.

1.3 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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