New national standards draft provides blueprint to improve Canadian long-term care

From Global News.

Canada’s long-term care homes are still being hit hard in the pandemic. Just over half the people who have died of COVID in Canada were residents of long-term care and retirement homes, which is roughly 16,000 people.

There are outbreaks right now at more than 2,000 facilities across the country, and the hardest hit provinces are Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta. But a new draft of national standards by the Health Standards Organization is offering new insight on Canada’s potential strategy to improve the lives of residents.

Abigail Bimman breaks down the new criteria, and the reaction from advocates and family members.

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