LTC and COVID-19: Research and Media Articles

May 25, 2020 | CV19, Health, informed, long-term care

Organizational Reports/Research Articles

Armstrong, Pat. (April 1, 2020). Viruses and Care, The Bullet.

Armstrong, Pat; Armstrong, Hugh; Choiniere, Jacqueline; Lowndes, Ruth; and Struthers, James. (April 24, 2020). Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care in the COVID-19 Crisis, The Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Béland, Daniel and Marier, Patrik. (May 18, 2020).COVID-19 and Long-Term Care Policy for Older People in Canada, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2020.1764319. [Journal Article].

Marier, Patrik et Béland, Daniel. (May 12, 2020). Les soins de longue durée sous la loupe, Options Politiques.

Canadian Labour Congress. (April 2020). Lessons from a Pandemic: Union Recommendations for Transforming Long-Term Care in Canada.

Comas-Herrera, A; Zalakaín, J; Litwin, C; Hsu, AT; Lane, N; and Fernández, J-L. (May 3, 2020). Mortality associated with COVID19 outbreaks in care homes: early international evidence. International Long-Term Care Policy Network.

Dadamo H, Yoshikawa T, Ouslander JG. Coronavirus Disease 2019 in geriatrics and long-term care: The ABCDs of COVID-19. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16445. [Journal Article].

Dunning, Julie and Sinha, Samir. (April 27, 2020). The NIA’s Recommended ‘Iron Ring’ for Protecting Older Canadians. National Institute on Aging.

Gardner, William, States, David and Bagley, Nicholas (2020). The Coronavirus and the Risks to the Elderly in Long-Term Care, Journal of Aging & Social Policy,

DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2020.1750543. [Journal Article].

Hsu A.T., Lane N. E., Sinha S. K., Dunning J., Dhuper M., Kahiel Z., Sveistrup H. (May 3, 2020). Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on residents of Canada’s long-term care homes — ongoing challenges and policy responses. International Long-Term Care Policy Network.

Lewis, Steven. (May 11, 2020). The pandemic and the politics of long-term care in Canada, Policy Options, Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Malek, Jan. (April 2020). Seniors’ Care was in Crisis Before Covid-19, The Council of Canadians.

Malek, Jan. (May 1, 2020). Addressing Covid-19 Outbreaks in Seniors’ Care Homes Requires Fixing the Working Conditions in Them, The Council of Canadians.

Morrow-Howell, Nancy; Galucia, Natalie and Swinford, Emma. (2020). Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Older AdultsJournal of Aging & Social Policy, DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2020.1759758. [Journal Article].

Ontario Health Coalition. (May 6, 2020). COVID-19 Death Rates in Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Significantly Higher and Increasing in For-Profit Homes vs. Non-Profit and Publicly-Owned Homes: New Data Analysis. [Tables].

Sinha, Samir K.; Doherty, Ryan; McCleave, Rory; and Dunning, Julie. (May 2020). Long-Term Care COVID-19 Tracker– Ontario Summary. [Map]. National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University.

United Nations. (May 2020). Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on older persons. [Report].

Wilkinson, Andrea; Haroun, Vinita; Wong, Tommy; Cooper, Nancy; and Chignell, Mark. (September 2019). Overall Quality Performance of Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario, Healthcare Quarterly, Vol.22 No.2.

Media Articles (by date)

Braedley, Susan. (May 26, 2020). Our long-term care system is failing because we’re ageist, The Ottawa Citizen.

Gibson, Victoria. (May 19, 2020). Ontario announces ‘independent commission’ into long-term care, iPolitics.

Horwath, Andrea. (May 11, 2020). Ontarians won’t tolerate any more tinkering with long-term care, Macleans.

Black, Dawn. (May 11, 2020). BC’s swift response to long-term care crisis sets the bar for other provinces, The Broadbent Blog, Broadbent Institute.

Harris. Kathleen. (May 10, 2020).  Pressure mounts on federal government to help fix, build long-term care homes as pandemic takes deadly toll, CBC News.

Farooqui, Salmaan. (May 10, 2020). Ontario asks long-term care homes for plan to stem the spread of COVID-19, The Penticton Herald.

Editorial Board. (May 9, 2020). Editorial: A long-term care review is badly needed. Let’s do it right, Ottawa Citizen.

Mason, Gary. (May 8, 2020). The case for putting seniors’ care under the Canada Health Act, The Globe and Mail.

Gollom, Mark. (May 8, 2020).  Flood of COVID-19-related lawsuits expected to hit courts, CBC News.

Goldman, Brian. (May 8, 2020). PSW draws attention to ‘burnt out’ staff as COVID-19 compounds long-term care crisis, CBC Radio, White Coat, Black Art.

Chown Oved, Marco; Kennedy, Brendan; Wallace, Kenyon; Tubb, Ed; and Bailey, Andrew. (May 8, 2020). For-profit nursing homes have four times as many COVID-19 deaths as city-run homes, Star analysis finds, Toronto Star.

Katawazi, Miriam. (May 7, 2020). Ontario promises to review long-term care system once pandemic ends, CTV News.

Ha, Tu Thanh. (May 7,2020). How Quebec’s long-term care homes became hotbeds for the COVID-19 pandemic, The Globe and Mail.

Adam, Mohammed. (May 7, 2020). COVID-19 and private care homes – ‘the logic of profit is not the same as the logic of care’, Ottawa Citizen.

Flanagan, Ryan. (May 6, 2020). Where the tragedy really lies’: The crisis in Canada’s long-term care homes, CTV News.

Jackson, Hannah. (May 5, 2020).  How Canada’s nursing homes can be fixed to avoid repeat of COVID-19 outbreak, Global News.

Hasham, Alyshah and McLean, Jesse. (May 5, 2020). They said there was no playbook for dealing with COVID-19 outbreak at nursing homes. There were several, Toronto Star.

Harris, Kathleen. (May 5, 2020). Demands grow for national, universal long-term care in response to pandemic, CBC News.

Crawford, Blair. (May 5, 2020). Study paints grim picture of Canada’s care-home mortality rates, Ottawa Sun.

Loriggio, Paola. (May 3, 2020). Lawsuits over COVID-19 handling in nursing homes raise questions about standard of care, CTV News.

Knope, Julia. (May 3, 2020). COVID-19 death toll at Ontario long-term care homes nears 1,000, hospitalizations on the rise, CBC News.

Adam,Mohammed. (May 1, 2020). Long-term care in Canada – what happens when the military goes home?. Ottawa Citizen.

CBC News. (May 1, 2020). Time to stop building massive long-term-care homes and rethink models, says seniors’ advocate.

Leslie, Keith. (April 30, 2020). The private sector cannot be trusted to care for 80,000 seniors, The Hamilton Spectator.

McKie, David. (April 29, 2020). Long-term care homes were in crisis well before politicians woke up to the problem, Canada’s National Observer.

Larrondo, Paula and Richmond, John. (April 29, 2020). On the Sunshine Coast, an Effort to Reinvent Senior Care, TheTyee.ca.

Howlett, Karen. (April 28, 2020). With an early focus on seniors’ residences, Kingston has so far avoided the brunt of COVID-19, The Globe and Mail.

Davies, Don. (April 27, 2020). COVID-19 catastrophe in Canada’s long-term care system must spur lasting change, The Hill Times.

Crawford, Blair. (April 27, 2020). ‘We want to hear’: Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman seeks COVID-19-related complaints about long-term care, Ottawa Citizen.

Arya, Amit. (April 26, 2020). COVID-19 rips bandage off the open wound that is our nursing home system, CBC News

Gorman, Michael. (April 25, 2020).  COVID-19 exposes flaws in long-term care system, says Halifax researcher, CBC News.

CBC Radio. (April 24, 2020). Canada’s for-profit model of long-term care has failed the elderly, says leading expert, The Sunday Edition.

Lagacé, Martine et al. (April 18, 2020). Il faut mettre fin à l’âgisme, Texte collectif, LeDevoir.

CBC Radio. (April 18, 2020). Canada’s long-term care system needs to change, human rights advocate says. [Audio and Transcript].

McIntosh, Emma. (April 17, 2020). Long-term care is now the front line of Ontario’s COVID-19 battle, Canada’s National Observer.

McGrath, John Michael (April 17, 2020). Why home care may be the next front in the battle against COVID-19, TVO.

Lancaster, John. (April 17, 2020). ‘My heart cries out’: Son of Wettlaufer victim says province failed to make long-term care safer, CBC News.

Ambrose, Rona. (April 13, 2020). Seniors’ care-home neglect is our national shame, The Globe and Mail.