Welcome to Change LTC Now

Through this website we hope to motivate and influence informal caregivers and other concerned citizens to take action and champion innovation for transformative culture change in Ontario’s Long-Term Care (LTC) home system, a change that will enrich the quality of life for residents, families and staff. The time to act is now!


Omicron: The pandemic of staff shortages

Residents, particularly those living in institutional type LTC homes are struggling from loneliness and lack of physical movement. 4000 staff members are infected across the province which translates into lack of hands-on-care for the many residents within LTC.
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Omicron: The pandemic of staff shortages

Life can be beautiful for residents and staff in long-term care homes!

'Life can be beautiful' - an emotion-based model of care makes a huge difference to an individual's life.
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Life can be beautiful for residents and staff in long-term care homes!

Social Connection is Essential in Long-Term Care Homes

Rod Phillips, Minister of Long-Term Care just announced that residents will not be allowed to leave their home for social purposes and access to long-term care homes by general visitors will be paused but that designated caregivers may continue to enter long-term care homes. These visits by designated caregivers are so important for the residents as they struggle with loneliness and isolation. we know that in emotion-based models of care, social connectedness remains during viral outbreaks. These LTC homes have small homelike spaces for 10 – 12 residents, with common dining and living areas that are not closed to the residents. Activities continue and residents feel like they are at home!
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Social Connection is Essential in Long-Term Care Homes

 
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