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CFHI – Identifying Barriers, Facilitators and Recommendations to Long-term Care

Date: November 3, 2021
Filed under: Long-Term Care, Preparation,

Long-term care homes have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada with residents accounting for more than 80% of the country’s deaths. The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Patient Safety Institute identified promising practices and policy options for future infectious disease outbreaks in a recent report. These six practices (preparation, prevention, people in the workforce, pandemic response and surge capacity, plan for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care, presence of family) are further broken down into a series of questions to ask when assessing preparedness and response capacity.