The purpose of this sub-study is to examine FCC: a) content, and b) guiding processes such as documentation and multidisciplinary staff participation using mixed methods.
The purpose of this study is to examine and compare family and staff perspectives on end-of life (EOL) care for people with dementia, as well as their family caregivers, who live in long-term care (LTC) homes. This study explored how EOL care is currently being provided to those with dementia, what facilitates the provision of care, and what challenges are experienced by staff and family caregivers.
This research seeks to understand various perspectives on dying alone and why it is construed as a ‘bad death,’ as well as to explore the EOL care and bereavement needs of family members of residents who recently died in a LTC home.
This research brief explores the EOL care and bereavement needs of family members whose loved ones have recently died in a LTC home.
Advance care planning (ACP) helps individuals with progressive, life-limiting illnesses communicate their preferences for end-of-life (EOL) care to family members and healthcare providers. Despite known benefits, ACP is rarely utilized in LTC settings. To address the barriers of ACP in LTC, our team developed, implemented, and evaluated the effects of disease-specific illness trajectory pamphlets (ITPs) for five life-limiting advanced clinical syndromes of high prevalence in LTC: dementia, heart failure, COPD, renal failure, and frailty.
This study seeks to expand upon the efforts being made to support resident comfort in LTC homes by determining what aspects of EOL care are associated with a caregiver’s perceptions of a ‘good’ resident death.
A conversation with members of the Saskatchewan Long Term Care Network.
A conversation with members of the Saskatchewan Long Term Care Network about the importance of family members in Long Term Care.