Evaluation of rapid redesign and resource deployment in Long-Term Care during COVID-19

Half of Canada’s COVID-19 deaths are linked to long-term care (LTC) settings. In BC, 24 LTC settings have had COVID-19 outbreaks. In response to COVID-19, LTC settings have introduced rapid changes to resident care delivery. This study will track outcomes from these rapid changes.

How have these changes affected

  1. the quality and safety of care delivery and
  2. staff, residents and their families? Researchers will use a variety of methods, including statistical analyses of administrative and survey data and interviews.

Key stakeholders (leadership, staff, Family and Resident Councils) will be represented on a steering committee who will be involved in all phases of the research. The goal is to produce evidence-based LTC practices and policies for pandemic management as soon as possible.