‘This is a true milestone’: Newly written standards offer a road map for long-term care

“(Government) officials have expressed a concrete desire to expand the capacity of the long-term-care system and invest in new infrastructure, something that’s not even really on the table in America,” Penny Cook said.

“The only question,” she said, “is whether they will take the harsh lessons of the pandemic to heart and implement empowering care models such as Green House — or choose to ignore the experiences of elders and decades of research and build the exact same types of traditional, outdated buildings that failed too many Canadians before, during and after COVID-19.”

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