Evaluation of rapid redesign and resource deployment in Long-Term Care during COVID-19
Half of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths are linked to long-term care (LTC) settings. In BC, 24 LTC settings have had COVID-19 outbreaks. In response to COVID-19, LTC settings have introduced rapid changes to resident care delivery. This study will track outcomes from these rapid changes.
How have these changes affected
- the quality and safety of care delivery and
- staff, residents and their families? Researchers will use a variety of methods, including statistical analyses of administrative and survey data and interviews.
Key stakeholders (leadership, staff, Family and Resident Councils) will be represented on a steering committee who will be involved in all phases of the research. The goal is to produce evidence-based LTC practices and policies for pandemic management as soon as possible.