New report by Royal Society of Canada supports CARP’s position on long-term care

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.

Download the Executive Summary

Download the full report