A new approach is making a big difference in Virginia.
The stigma that dehumanizes people living with dementia is reflected in the toll of COVID-19 in long-term care. Reforming long-term care must challenge this stigma with a new ethic of care.
COVID-19 public health messages often classify 'elderly neighbours' as in need of aid, and overlook the substantial contributions, achievements and resources of older people.
COVID-19 has shown that what's known as financialization in seniors housing has intensified the profit-seeking approach of private owners, with harmful outcomes for residents and workers alike.
Every year, about 70 per cent of long-term care residents have at least one fall, and half of those result in injury. Wearable gear and changes to living spaces aim to prevent falls and limit injury.
People living in long-term care facilities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in Canada. A new report analyzing long-term care around the world assesses Canada's pandemic performance.
If Canadians want to know what the privatization of health care looks like, long-term care is a cautionary tale.
Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
A research project may offer insight into how factors like laundry, food and art may be good places to start in addressing problems in long-term care homes.
Preventing people from dying alone in a pandemic takes ingenuity and money, but it’s the right thing to do.
Nursing homes and long term care in Canada are predominantly staffed by immigrant women, migrants and refugees — mostly women of colour.
The extraordinary scope and scale of the COVID-19 disaster at Canada's long-term care centres would seem to warrant a public inquiry. But there are no guarantees there will actually be one.
Civil liberties violations look very different in pandemics. That's why the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is looking into who has been detained and fined, and why, during the pandemic.
As the Wettlaufer inquiry wraps up for the summer, an international research team offers suggestions on how to make nursing homes as good as they can possibly be.