To help support the long-term care 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+).
The LTC+ program is based on findings captured in a new report – Reimagining Care for Older Adults: Next Steps in COVID-19 Response in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes – and focuses on promising practices in six key areas that have the potential to help organizations prepare for possible future outbreaks, or mitigate their effects:
- People in the workforce
- Pandemic response and surge capacity
- Planning for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care
- Presence of family.
LTC+ supports teams delivering healthcare for older adults in congregate settings – staff, managers, policy makers, residents, family, caregiver partners and others who are all working hard to manage tough situations, while also trying to look and plan ahead.
The program is designed to be flexible, supporting homes to quickly implement changes through a menu of virtual offerings: webinar learning series, national LTC+ huddles, coaching and funding. By joining LTC+, teams are joining a community of others facing similar pressures or experiences; they can share their own learning and support each other.
Teams that register to participate by December 18 (11:59 ET) will be eligible to receive up to three dedicated coaching sessions and up to $10,000 to support improving their pandemic preparedness. Learn more here.