This position paper is written in partnership with the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry and highlights the mental health care needs of older people living in long term care (LTC) settings during COVID-19 and other viral outbreaks. The position statements in this document provide actionable strategies and priorities to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of residents of LTC. Collectively we can learn from our actions in the past and make plans for a future that better meet the mental needs of individuals living in LTC.
Whether you’re having a good day or a bad day, sometimes it’s nice to have someone to talk with. We have compiled this list of phone numbers across Canada for people to call when things are troubling them, or just to chat.
An organized method for setting up video calls between residents and their loved ones during the COVID-19 crisis. Developed by Family Councils Ontario, the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils, and Tech Coaches Inc.