The Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care project seeks to identify promising practices for thinking about, planning and organizing long-term residential care.
Residential care facilities are the home for some of our most vulnerable citizens and the workplace for many women of diverse backgrounds and skills. Our research is organized around four central themes: Approaches to Care, Work Organization, Accountability, and Financing and Ownership.
Our international interdisciplinary team is led by Dr. Pat Armstrong at York University, and includes academics from 5 Canadian provinces, 3 American states, the U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway. It includes people trained in sociology, medicine, social work, history, media studies, philosophy, architecture, health policy and more. Graduate students, who will be the next generation of long-term care researchers, are full team members.
Partners in this research are representatives from workers’ unions, employer associations, and community organizations that represent older people.
Other interested people and organizations are supporting the research team by providing information and feedback, attending community consultations and sharing resources.
Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.