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Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and The Future of Long-Term Care

Royal Society of Canada Report on 

Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and The Future of Long-Term Care

This Policy Briefing Report on Long-Term Care focuses on the workforce. The report begins by reviewing the research context and policy environment in Canada’s long-term care sector before the arrival of COVID-19. It summarizes the existing knowledge base for far-sighted and integrated solutions to challenges in the long-term care sector. The report then outlines profound, long-standing deficiencies in the long-term care sector that contributed to the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis. Equally important contributors to this crisis are the characteristics of the older adults living in nursing homes, their caregivers and the physical environment of nursing homes.

The long-standing deficiencies in Canada’s long-term care sector and the characteristics of the key players had direct impact on the immediate causes of the COVID-19 crisis in our nursing homes. This report enumerates those immediate causes.

The report then articulates principles for action and recommendations for urgent action.

Follow this link to find the Report: https://rsc-src.ca/en/restoring-trust-covid-19-and-future-long-term-care

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