CFHI/CPSI Webinar Series: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the long-term care (LTC) and retirement home sector in Canada hard, with devastating effects, particularly in long-term care. Canada has had a higher reported national proportion of COVID-19 deaths for LTC residents than any other OECD country worldwide, with more than 80 percent of total COVID-19 deaths occurring in LTC homes.1,2 Within this stark reality, we have seen some organizations respond to the challenge of the pandemic in resourceful ways.

To help support the LTC and retirement home sector to rapidly share with and learn from each other, and strengthen pandemic preparedness, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute launched LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together (LTC+).
As part of the program, we are running a virtual learning series – Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes – to bring people together to share promising practices and learn from others tackling similar challenges.

This webinar series will focus on six key areas that have the potential to reduce the risk of future outbreaks or mitigate their effects: preparation; prevention; people in the workforce; pandemic response and surge capacity; planning for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care; and presence of family. This webinar series complements the LTC+ program but is open to anyone who would like to join.

CFHI and CPSI are working together with the CMA Foundation, BC Patient Safety and Quality Council, New Brunswick Nursing Home Association, CADTH, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and others, to help ensure our efforts continue to be aligned with what support is needed across the country. 

Upcoming Webinars

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Monday, February 8 2021, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)
Vaccine rollout

The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre and others to be confirmed.

Andre Picard,  Neglected No MoreMonday, March 8 2021, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)
André Picard – Neglected No More, The Urgent need to Improve the lives of Canada’s elders in the wake of a pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced long-standing systemic vulnerabilities in long-term care homes. André Picard will discuss the full extent of the crisis in care for older adults, and offer an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system. The conversation will be based on current events and his newly released book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Webinars

All webinars can be viewed on demand via YouTube »

Monday, January 18, 2021, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)

Essential Together AND Vaccine Preparedness

This webinar will be divided into two parts. In part one, Carol Fancott (Director, Patient Partnerships & Engagement, CFHI and CPSI) and Jessie Checkley (Senior Improvement Lead, CFHI and CPSI) will share co-created policy guidance to support the reintegration of essential care partners during COVID-19 and a new program – Essential Together – that is helping organizations implement the guidance during this challenging time. In part two Dr Bryna Warshawsky, Medical Advisor, Centre for Immunization and Respiratory Infectious Diseases from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will share vaccine preparedness resources.

Presentation Slides: Essential Together AND Vaccine Preparedness » 

Monday, December 7, 2020: Pandemic Response and Surge Capacity // LTC and Hospital Partnership: Key Learnings from Southlake and River Glen Haven LTC

Presentation Slides: Pandemic Response and Surge Capacity // LTC and Hospital Partnership: Key Learnings from Southlake and River Glen Haven LTC

Summary: Pandemic Response and Surge Capacity

With Gayle Seddon (Southlake Director of Community Programs and Partnerships), Jocelyne Verity
(Southlake Strategy Manager) and Jordan Kannampuzha (ATK Care Group-Chief Operating Officer)

November 9, 2020: People in the Workforce

Presentation Slides: People in the Workforce 

Summary: People in the Workforce

With Dr. Lesley Wiesenfeld (Psychiatrist in Chief, Sinai Health) and Deba Hafizi (Knowledge Mobilization Officer, CADTH)

October 19, 2020: Prevention: the province of Quebec’s action plan

Presentation Slides: Prevention: the province of Quebec's action plan

With Diane Boyer (Provincial Project Lead, mandated by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie OPUS-AP approach) and Andrée-Anne Rhéaume (Territorial Lead for OPUS-AP, Centre d’excellence sur le vieillissement de Québec (CEVQ), OPUS-AP approach)

September 14, 2020: Preparation to prevent outbreak in long-term care

Presentation Slides: Preparation to prevent outbreak in long-term care » 

With Tanya McDonald (Director, Programs, CFHI), Dr. Kieran Moore (Medical Officer of Health, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health); Theresa Miller (Providence Manor Resident), Krystal Mack (Administrator, Providence Manor), Dr. David Barber (Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University; Medical Director, Providence Manor) Dr. Pierre Robichaud (Medical Director and practicing physician, John M Parrott Centre)

August 10, 2020: Family Presence in Long-Term Care

Presentation Slides: Family Presence in Long-Term Care »

Summary: Family Presence in Long-Term Care »

With Maryanne D’Arpino (Senior Director, Patient Safety Improvement and Capability Building, CPSI), Maggie Keresteci (Caregiver lived experience, Executive Director at Canadian Association for Health Services & Policy Research), Dr. Samir Sinha (Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System), Dr. Nathan Stall (Geriatrician, Sinai Health System; Research Fellow, Departments of Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Associate Fellow, NIA), Kristin Grunert (Director, Patient and Family Centered Care, Saskatchewan Health Authority) and Debi Funk (Long-term care resident, Saskatchewan)

Monday July 27, 2020: Launch of LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together

Presentation Slides: Launch of LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together »

With Mario Di Carlo (Patient Partner), Alison Orr (Director, Outbreak Prevention & Response LTC-AL Coordination Centre (COVID 19), Fraser Health Authority), Dr. Samir Sinha (Director of Geriatrics, Sinai Health System) and Jennifer Zelmer (President and CEO, CFHI).

This webinar continued discussions about the six promising practices that have the potential to reduce the risk of future COVID-19 outbreaks in older adult congregate settings, based on the publication of the full report Reimaging Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

Monday July 20: Informational Webinar

Presentation Slides: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in LTC+ Informational Webinar »

With Mario Di Carlo (Patient Partner), Jennifer Zelmer (President and CEO, CFHI) and Tanya MacDonald (Director, Programs, CFHI).

This webinar introduced the LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together program. We shared and discussed the executive summary of the report  – Re-Imaging Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes


1Canadian Institute for Health Information. Pandemic Experience in the Long-Term Care Sector: How Does Canada Compare With Other Countries?. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2020; accessed on June 25, 2020: https://www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/covid-19-rapid-response-long-term-care-snapshot-en.pdf.

2 Estabrooks CA, Straus S, Flood, CM, Keefe J, Armstrong P, Donner G, Boscart V, Ducharme F, Silvius J, Wolfson M.(2020). Restoring trust: COVID-19 and the future of long-term care. Royal Society of Canada. https://rsc-src.ca/en/restoring-trust-covid-19-and-future-long-term-care.