The current health crisis has taken a terrible toll in Quebec’s long-term care homes with thousands of Canada’s elders dying alone, neglected, and isolated from their families. Not surprisingly, the elder care crisis started long before the coronavirus pandemic. According to research, some of the biggest obstacles to quality care are inappropriate staffing levels, lack of training and the perception of elder care as unskilled work. This pandemic has provided an opportunity to think about how long-term care homes can be transformed from restrictive institutions into vibrant caring communities, full of dignity and respect, where older adults can flourish and prosper, not just survive.
Join us for this poignant event where you will hear from some of Canada’s leading researchers on Culture Change in Long Term Care, and participate in an interactive discussion where we will examine the challenges and opportunities as well as create a report and recommendations for the provincial government.
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Planning team: Ruth Pelletier, Founder of Seniors Action Quebec; Erica Botner, founder of Recreotherapy and Lecturer at Concordia Univeristy in Applied Human Sciences; Dayna Morrow, founder of Dementia Ctrl Alt Del and Professor at Vanier in Special Care Counseling; Dr. Darla Fortune, Assistant Professor and member of engAGE and CREGES; and Joy Schinazi, Public Health Consultant