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Dr. Pat Armstrong

Dr. Pat Armstrong

Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology
at York University
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
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Dr. Jacqueline Choinière

Dr. Jacqueline Choinière

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
School of Nursing
York University
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Leslie McGill

Leslie McGill

President & CEO,
MedicAlert
Health Hour Live Moderator
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The Uphill Battle to Improve Canada’s Long-Term Care Sector
April 21, 2021

We all remember the mindboggling images. Last spring, we watched in disbelief as the Canadian Military entered long-term care homes in Ontario and Quebec to help manage the extensive outbreaks of COVID-19 among both residents and staff. The report that followed was scathing, detailing multiple accounts of abuse, neglect and failure to comply with procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Nearly 365 days later, things haven’t changed all that much. The graphs don’t lie. There have been 21,724 positive COVID cases and 3,761 deaths in Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes since April 24, 2020, and similar numbers in Quebec.

It has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to see the inadequacies of Canada’s long-term care sector. However, if you were really paying attention, even just 10 years ago, you would have easily been able to predict the calamity we are now seeing.

Join MedicAlert CEO Leslie McGill for an in-depth conversation with Drs. Pat Armstrong and Jacqueline Choinière, expert researchers from York University, who have been studying and calling for change in Canada’s Long-Term Care sector for decades.

Leaders in their field, Drs. Armstrong and Choinière have both short-term and long-term recommendations that would help to course-correct the canyon-like gaps in Canada’s long-term care sector.

       
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