This page contains links to COVID-19 resources prepared by our government & sector partners.
Visiting your loved ones in care homes during COVID-19 (Therapeutic Recreation Ontario)
How to support individuals living with dementia
A new resource that has just been released by the BSO Provincial Coordinating Office:
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Support Individuals Living with Dementia Maintain Isolation Precautions
This new provincial resource provides clinical teams evidence informed, practical, creative and skillful non-pharmacological strategies to consider when:
An Individual Living with Dementia is Entering Rooms of Others on Isolation Precautions
An Individual Living with Dementia is on Isolation Precautions
This new resource from the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) can help you think through if you should move your family member out of a long-term care home. Download the guide here.
Two new decision aids are now available from to help families and residents with the very difficult decision about whether or not to remove a family member from a retirement home or a long-term care setting given the COVID-19 pandemic. These decision guides were developed by the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, and the National Institute on Aging. Both decision aids are now available on the following website: https://decisionaid.ohri.ca/
BrainXChange resources These COVID-19 resources were collected in collaboration with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO).
Basic COVID-19 information in various languages (from the US, so there may be differences in terminology)
COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Frequently asked questions and information from the Patient Ombudsman Office
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Guidance for the Health Sector
Health Innovation Network: Activities for Older Adults During COVID-19
Ontario Association Residents of Councils: Covid 19 Bulletins
Wishstone Presentation Slide Deck: Compassionate End of Life Planning & Care Support
FCO Presentation Slide Deck: Beacons of Hope: Inspiring Famillies Amidst Covid-19
FCO & OARC Presentation: Slide Deck for Courageously Living Through Covid-19 Together: Residents & Famillies
FCO & OARC Presentation: Supporting Q&A Document
FCO Blog: Self Care Strategies