A detailed report released today by The Royal Society of Canada, presenting a deep analysis of the current state of our flagging long-term care system and a detailed a action plan to fix it, falls firmly in line with CARP’s demands.
Available as both an Executive Summary and as a 61 page full report, ‘Restoring Trust: COVID-19 and The Future of Long-Term Care’ aligns with our position on what’s needed to make long-term care safer for vulnerable seniors in several key areas, including:
- The need for national standards of care (tied to provincial/territorial funding)
- Minimum staffing levels
- Better staff education, specialization and training (including in infectious disease control)
- Full-time employment for care workers
- Modernized facilities to allow for proper isolation of residents
The report was created by a panel of thought-leaders in seniors’ care in collaboration with and a series of working groups, and draws upon leading-edge research and data analyses to back up its recommendations—effectively adding fuel to the fire as CARP continues its fight to protect seniors in care homes across the country.