Covid-19, families and long-term residential care

(2021-2022) Covid-19, families and long-term residential care

The COVID-19 outbreak tragically illustrates how ill prepared the Ontario long-term residential care sector has been in controlling this highly infectious disease, not only among residents but also among staff.

The goal of this project is to identify promising practices for family engagement now and in the future, with a view that includes but goes beyond safety to make care as good as it can be and brings joy to families, residents and staff.

This goal of identifying principles and processes for family engagement in the post-COVID-19 environment is shared with our partner Family Councils Network Four and collaborating organizations.

Research Associate: Rugh Lowndes
Student Research Assistant: Jana Borras
Collaborating Organizations: Champlain Region Family Council Network; Ontario North Family Council Network

Principal Investigator: Pat Armstrong
Co-applicants: Hugh Armstrong, James Struthers, Jacqueline Choiniere
Partner Organization: Family Councils Network Four

Project Publication:
Long-term care after the COVID-19 disaster: 3 promising ways to move forward