“Long term care homes and the systems that support them were unprepared for a global pandemic, having suffered decades long under resourcing and inaction. Repair and recovery, while they may take near Herculean effort and a grit akin to dust-bowl determination, is possible. It could result in a highly resilient system equipped to meet the challenges ahead, and LTC homes that older adults do not fear but understand as places where life and the end of life are lived with dignity, choice, and enough joyful moments to make a good life. It is going to take consequential action,” says Chair of the Working Group, Dr. Carole Estabrooks, FRSC, University of Alberta.
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Established by the President of the Royal Society of Canada in April 2020, the RSC Task Force on COVID-19 was mandated to provide evidence-informed perspectives on major societal challenges in response to and recovery from COVID-19.
The Task Force established a series of Working Groups to rapidly develop Policy Briefings, with the objective of supporting policy makers with evidence to inform their decisions.
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