The Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Network is an independent collective of family members, researchers, clinicians, and trainees that formed in March 2020. We work together to provide evidence- and experience- informed strategies to long-term care stakeholders during the pandemic and beyond. Our work is founded on the belief that strong relationships between residents, families, health providers, and decision-makers is the key to a strong long-term care system.
The Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Network is dedicated to relying on guidance from families and healthcare providers to inform activities that include research, knowledge mobilization, and supporting decision-makers on policy and practice issues. The overall aim is to support Saskatchewan long-term care residents and their communities to achieve optimal well-being.
Conference Presentation Date: 2020, November 10. Original Upload Online: 2020, November 6.
“Not Just A Visitor: The Essential Role of Family Members in Long-Term Care”
Previously presented at the 2020 Rural Dementia Action Research Summit. In this video, Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Network members explore reactions to complicated issues related to the pandemic in response to the following questions: What challenges are families encountering during the pandemic? Why is it important that long-term care become more relationship-centred? What is our vision for family presence in long-term care? What would it look like if families were integrated into care teams? What are some promising directions related to family presence in long-term care?
Produced by: the Saskatchewan Long-Term Care Network