Ensuring national leadership on seniors care has long been a priority for the CMA – and in the pandemic, has become more important than ever. With nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths in Canada linked to outbreaks in long-term care homes, we welcomed the federal government’s release earlier this week of new interim guidance on infection prevention and control of the virus in these facilities.
We’re encouraging all provincial and territorial governments to adopt these guidelines in their jurisdictions, to complement the measure they’ve already put in place to help safeguard the health of residents and employees in these residences.
And we continue to work with the federal government to ensure Canadian seniors are being supported and cared for in the best way possible, during COVID-19 and beyond.
Recently published member resources
Maintaining your well-being
- “Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation”
- “How leaders can support team resilience in a pandemic”
Experiences from the frontline
- After two weeks of self-isolation, CMA President-Elect Dr. Ann Collins has returned to her practice, finding it much different than when she left.
Showing appreciation for our frontline workers
With health care workers under enormous pressure as they care for Canadians in the pandemic, we launched covidkindness.ca to recognize their incredible dedication, commitment and sacrifice, and to share positive stories from the frontline. Members of the public can show their appreciation to health care workers and share their stories on social media using the hashtag #covidkindness. If you have a moment, check out the site to see what's been posted to date.
As a reminder, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or suggestions related to COVID-19. Our Member Service Centre can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 1-888-855-2555 (weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm EDT).
Dr. Sandy Buchman