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Long-Term Care Crisis Management & Renewal Task Force

Long-Term Care Crisis Management & Renewal Task Force

This task force is focused on research that supports long-term care homes and other congregate-care settings in the current pandemic and positions them for renewal in the future. Areas of research include preventing infections, managing outbreaks, renewing delivery, financial and governance arrangements, supporting residents and staff, and promoting alternatives to long-term care.

Learn more about the members of the Long-Term Care Crisis Management & Renewal Task Force

Current Research and Initiatives

COVID in long-term care study Learn More

McMaster researchers are co-leading one of the largest single studies on long-term care homes in Canada to find out how well vaccination works in residents in long-term care, and which features of these homes may be directly linked with outbreaks.

Evidence Profile – Managing COVID-19 outbreaks and supporting long-term care renewal Learn More

This profile is updated monthly and provides insights based on the best-available evidence on preventing and managing COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes and supporting renewal in long-term care homes after the pandemic.

Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-term Care Learn More

Spearheaded by a national team of health researchers and informed by clinical experience and original research, Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-term Care (SPA-LTC) draws together best practices in palliative care within LTC settings around the world.

Aging in Place: What are the out-of-pocket expenses for older adults living in the community? Learn More

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling older Canadians to age in their homes has become a priority for policymakers. This review highlights the policy and practice efforts that need to be put in place to reduce the financial burden on older adults with frailty and enable aging at home to become a reality.