Improving End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia in LTC Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

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https://doi.org/10.5770/cgj.24.493

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dementia, COVID-19, palliative approach, end-of-life, long term care

Abstract

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant increase in deaths in long-term care homes (LTCH). People with dementia living in LTCHs represent one of the most frail and marginal­ized populations in Canada. The surge of COVID-19 cases in LTCHs and rationing of health-care resources during the pandemic have amplified the pre-existing need for improve­ments in palliative and end-of-life care in LTCHs. This pos­ition statement, created by a task force commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Canada, provides recommendations for a multipronged coordinated approach to improving palliative and end-of-life care of people with dementia living in LTCHs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Published

2021-09-02

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Kaasalainen S, Mccleary L, Vellani S, Pereira J. Improving End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia in LTC Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. Can Geriatr J [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 2 [cited 2021 Dec. 1];24(3):164-9. Available from: https://cgjonline.ca/index.php/cgj/article/view/493

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