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Long-Term Care Facilities (COVID-19)

Testing and Screening in Long-Term Care Homes during COVID-19

  • This second report by the COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel helps to inform the creation of screening and testing strategies for long-term care facilities, which has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
  • This document addresses the inequity in contracting and spreading COVID-19, the need to implement strengthened testing and screening, the issues with understaffing in long-term care homes, and the further required research to help inform

Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care Homes during COVID-19

  • This document outlines the Public Health Agency of Canada's guidance for the provinces and territories regarding infection prevention and control.
  • Guidance like this is constantly changing, especially with the emergence of new public health information and new scientific discoveries.
  • This specific report deals with infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities a

The Impact of COVID-19 on Long Term Care Homes

  • This document illustrates how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought forth the major problems associated with long-term care facilities especially due to lack of PPE, understaffing, and poor care quality.
  • Since people living in long-term care homes make up a significant proportion of COVID-19 fatalities and the poor environment of these facilities, the federal government has taken action to give guidance and funding to improve the state of these facilities.

Long Term Care and COVID-19

  • The aim of this report was to try and understand how to limit COVID-19's effect on the elderly population living in long-term care facilities and come up with long-term solutions that would strengthen the failed system of long-term care.
  • It contains two parts: the first addresses how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected members living in long-term care home; and the second revealing how the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered the systemic issues that persist withi