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. Eight in 10 COVID-19 related deaths have been in LTC, double the OECD average.1

Within this stark reality, we have seen some organizations respond to the challenge of this pandemic in creative and innovative ways.

To help support the LTC and retirement home sector to learn from each other and prepare for future waves of the pandemic, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute have launched a new program – LTC+ Acting on Pandemic Learning Together.

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.

CFHI and CPSI are working together with BC Patient Safety and Quality Council and others, to help ensure our efforts continue to be aligned with what support is needed across the country.

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)
Preparation to prevent outbreak in long-term care

With Dr. Kieran Moore (Medical Officer of Health, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health)

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Future Webinars

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)

Monday, October 19, 2020, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)

Monday, December 7, 2020, 12.00pm – 1.00pm (ET)

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

 

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Recent Webinars

August 10: Family Presence in Long-Term Care

Watch the recording of the webinar via YouTube » 
Presentation Slides: 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)

Participants in this webinar discussed one of the six promising practices – family presence policies in long-term care. 

 

Participants in this webinar will discuss one of the six promising practices – family presence policies in long-term care. 

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

Watch the recording of webinar via YouTube » 
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

Watch the recording of webinar via YouTube » 
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.