Improving the care, conditions and outcomes of Canadians living in long-term care
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To gain greater insights into the ways family caregivers are maintaining connections with long-term care (LTC) residents, Lakehead University researchers are exploring their experiences during the pandemic.

Kathy Kortes-Miller, assistant professor in social work, is working to deepen our understanding of the questions, concerns and expectations that family and friends have of LTC, the health system and social support networks. Her partner on the project is CanAge: Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization.

The goal is to help inform health policies that deliberately foster these connections.

For more information, visit Lakehead University.

“We will develop recommendations informed by people who have been impacted by caregiving, isolation, grief and loss during this time period that will directly address identified knowledge, system and policy gaps.”
Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
Assistant Professor in Social Work and Associate Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health, Lakehead University
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