What is SCOPE?
Safer Care for Older Persons (in residential) Environments (SCOPE) is a randomized controlled trial which examines the effect of a quality improvement (QI) intervention which empowers Care Aides to take the lead on improvement strategies within their nursing home. SCOPE also aims to improve quality of work life for staff, demonstrated by measures of work engagement, staff empowerment and job satisfaction.
SCOPE places special emphasis on developing the leadership skills of Care Aides and senior leadership for successful operation. This is achieved by providing additional training/coaching for facility management on how to support the frontline teams to succeed with their improvement strategies.
By empowering frontline staff such as Care Aides, SCOPE aims to increase the use of best practices among frontline staff, thereby leading to improved quality of care for residents.