Support for Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes

RNAO Long-Term Care Support: Connecting Families Facebook Group

RNAO and AdvantAge Ontario recognize the profound impact social distancing is having on families and friends with loved ones living in long-term care (LTC) homes. Given current visiting restrictions, we've set up a Facebook group to provide a forum for people to share stories and get support from others experiencing a similar situation.

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Sharing and Tackling Emerging Care Issues Together Facebook Group

This is a group for nurses and other health colleagues who are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a forum to raise concerns about practice issues affecting staff and/or recipients of care, and to offer mutual support that promotes safe, high quality care. You are encouraged to share your experiences and strategies to address practice concerns and cope with the challenges.

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Peer-to-Peer Support During COVID-19

RNAO knows many of you are facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. This group is a forum for nurses and colleagues to share stories and offer mutual support. You are encouraged to share experiences, concerns and strategies you’ve found to build resilience and cope during this extraordinary time

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Resources in Response to COVID-19 Emerging Issues

RNAO is listening, anticipating and responding to the needs of the long-term care sector during this unprecedented time. All of the resources below are available to anyone who may find them helpful in the fight against COVID-19, but have been identified as needs from those working in long-term care.

Resuming visits to long-term care

We are committed to supporting you during this difficult time of COVID-19. With the recent ministry announcement and direction  regarding both outdoor and indoor visits in  LTC Homes, our team of LTC Best Practice Coordinators have revised several resources that you may find helpful. We recognize that you may already have outdoor visits in place, but these resources may assist your home now that  indoor visits have been announced by the MOH.

Reuniting family with their loved ones in long-term care homes during COVID-19
Essential family care partners: A safe, humane and step-by-step approach

Read our five-step plan to reunite families as essential family care partners. 

LTC NP COVID-19 Webinars

In an effort to support NPs (members & non-members) working in long-term care through the COVID-19 pandemic, RNAO is facilitating semi-weekly meetings to discuss clinical and other issues so colleagues can exchange best practices through rapid learning to tackle their situations and support one another. NPs working in LTC are encouraged to join these meetings Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. ET.

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Webinar: Greenwood Court: Lessons Learned from a COVID-19 Outbreak

Webinar presentation slides: Lessons learned through a COVID-19 outbreak

LTC-BPSO Cohort G #Cheer4HealthWorkers! #TogetherWeCanDoIt

At our first virtual long-term care (LTC) best practice spotlight organization (BPSO) Cohort G Program Launch on May 25, 2020, we cheered for health workers as part of our #Cheer4HealthWorkers #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign.