Long-term Care COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control
In the Long-term Care COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control report, research analyzes 25 interviews with long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes stakeholders from across Canada, to:
- identify barriers and facilitators to COVID-19 preparedness in these settings
- identify needs and recommendations for COVID-19 preparedness in these settings
- map relevant tools and resources from the IPAC+ Resource Library that can be leveraged as support
The research team asked interviewees to describe the factors that contributed to COVID-19 outbreaks, identify promising practices with the potential for short-term spread and scale, and provide suggestions on how to maintain essential non-COVID-19 care for older adults.
The Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital produced the report for HEC. It builds on an earlier report, Reimagining Care for Older Adults, which identified promising practices in six key areas for future infectious disease outbreaks – used in the LTC+: Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program.