High-quality long-term care homes: International approaches in implementing reforms
- What can Canada learn from the way quality assurance mechanisms have been implemented abroad to improve quality of care in long-term care homes?
The purpose of this report is to highlight key lessons for Canada in adopting quality assurance mechanisms to improve the quality of long-term care homes (LTCHs).
This report is the second of two papers by CanCOVID on the quality of long-term care during the COVID‑19 pandemic. The first report focused on ‘Quality assurance mechanisms in long-term care homes: Evidence from abroad.’ This second report gives examples on how jurisdictions implemented a mix of interventions to ensure quality of care in LTCHs, and what Canada can learn from these implementation processes. Thus, the first paper covered the ‘what’ question and the second will delve into the ‘how.’
Note also that while long-term care (LTC) in European countries typically refers to care provided in both LTCHs and in the home setting, this report focuses only on institutional care.
- Published: May 26, 2022