LTC+ Resources and Promising Practices for Those Living and Working in Long-Term Care

Through partnerships with scholars and institutions across Canada, Healthcare Excellence Canada has been able to commission new reports exploring the ongoing challenges facing long-term care (LTC) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking out innovative practices being implemented in LTC sites to improve the care of older adults. 

These reports are publicly available and intended to highlight intervention opportunities for improving the experience of care with those who live and work in LTC, and their families.

The LTC+ program has also pulled together key resources for improvement of staff mental health and vaccine management for LTC homes.


  1. Promising Practices for Supporting Long-Term Care Provider Resilience, is focused on identifying promising practices supporting the mental health and well-being of LTC providers, as well as opportunities for organizational learning. This report was commissioned by HEC but researched and produced by the Translating Research in Elder Care Group at the University of Alberta, with Scientific Director Carole Estabrooks.
  2. Practices of Interest to Support In-Person Family Presence and Communication with Families report, based on interviews with LTC homes, reveals new or updated practices initiated during the pandemic. This report was commissioned by HEC, but researched and produced by Mount Saint Vincent University’s Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.
  3. LTC+ – Mental Health and Resiliency Resources for Healthcare Providers, Staff and Leaders
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Preparedness Resources for Long-term Care and Retirement Homes
  5. After the Shot: Guidance Supporting the Re-opening of Canada’s LTC Homes Following COVID-19 Vaccination