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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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LTC resident
LTC employee
LTC administrator, manager
LTC caregiver (informal or professional)
Community older adult
Community caregiver (informal or professional)
Other healthcare or social service professional (not in LTC)
Academic – researcher and/or instructor
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Biggest challenges faced
in Long-Term Care:
Check the 3 most pressing issues:

Unmet needs of residents (e.g. boredom, lack of meaningful
pursuits, limited opportunities for contribution,
limited opportunities to experience belonging)

Lack of choice and control (e.g., limited opportunities
for decision-making, lack of voice, limited access to
specialized services, limited access to allied healthcare
resources, lack of personalized care with respect to hygiene
and diet preferences)

Issues related to staffing (e.g., unregulated, underpaid
and underappreciated staff, homes are understaffed and
have high staff to resident ratios, need for better staff
training in relation to complex needs of residents, tasks
prioritized over personalized, disconnected management)

Sterile and rigid home environments (e.g., spaces not
designed to support and nurture relationships, spaces
not designed to meet the diverse needs of residents,
including their need for privacy, intimacy, etc.)

Lack of national standards and inadequate protocols
for regulation, certification, accreditation, safety and security

Lack of support for and involvement of families (e.g.,
feelings of guilt and uncertainty, lack of voice, feelings of
Biggest dream for
long term care:
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In collaboration with:

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