Long Term Care and Mental Wellbeing surveys and studies continue – with your help
Scrutiny of care provided Long Term Care and Assisted Living facilities continues amid the ongoing pandemic. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie wants to hear from front line staff as part of her latest review of COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities.
A province-wide Online survey is available to staff through their workplace or the Seniors Advocate’s office. Facilities can provide the access code for the study. A code is required to complete the survey.
Workers who prefer to keep their participation confidential can call the Advocate’s office at 1-877-952-3181 for more information on access to the survey.
“Insights form the front lines are critical to shape a better future,” according to the Seniors Advocate site.
Gift Card draw entries are also being offered as an incentive to participation.
Other studies on long term care include the relatively new Health Standards Organization (HSO), the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) are looking for public participation in the ongoing development of complementary standards for long term care in Canada.
And, Simon Fraser University is conducting studies on the effect of the pandemic on mental wellbeing and decision making in seniors. 60 plus-ers can sign up for questionnaires and an interview with the Cognitive Aging Laboratory at SFU either by phone or online.
The university study is also offering incentives, either a draw or a donation to the Red Cross.
The Seniors Advocate Newsletter posts study and survey opportunities and results in its monthly newsletter.
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