Understanding the Long-term Care Experience of Official Language Minorities in Canada: An Environmental Scan

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Understanding the Long-term Care Experience of Official Language Minorities in Canada: An Environmental Scan
Abstract
Members of minority and racialized communities across Canada commonly experience disparities in health and healthcare. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, minority and racialized individuals have been found to report poorer health outcomes and added barriers to healthcare access. While there is growing understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on individuals who live and work in residential long-term care (LTC) homes and other congregate care settings, little attention has been directed at examining inequities in the care experience and care-related outcomes that equity-seeking groups, including Official Language Minority Communities (OLMC), face within LTC. It’s clear that there is a need for systemic change within LTC; the pandemic, especially in its first two waves, highlighted several pre-existing issues within this sector. To ensure high-quality and equitable care for all aging Canadians, these system-level changes must be informed by evidence.
Date
February 22, 2022
Pages
58
Language
en
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Hsu, Dr. Amy T, Alixe Ménard, and Mary Scott. Understanding the Long-Term Care Experience of Official Language Minorities in Canada: An Environmental Scan, February 22, 2022.
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