COVID-19: visiting long-term care homes | Ontario, Canada

From Ontario, Canada there are points of learning for those devising visiting policy, procedure and practice. The policy that long-term care homes must follow is to protect residents, staff and visitors and includes sections as follows:

Introduction

Guiding principles

LTC home responsibilities

Types of visitors

Access to homes

Screening

Essential Visitors

General Visitors

Managing Safe Visits

Non-Adherence by Visitors

Accesibility Considerations

It is notable that there is a Ministery for Long Term Care. It works to ensure Ontarians receive access to the quality long-term care they deserve, in a safe, home-like environment when and where they need it.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-visiting-long-term-care-homes

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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