Event Date: Nov 28, 2023

Recording | Related Resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, long term care (LTC) homes were required to implement numerous directives aimed at protecting residents. Little is known about the impacts of these measures on individuals living in LTC.
This webinar presents findings from a quantitative study that aimed to understand how public health restrictions were implemented in LTC homes across South East Ontario and how those restrictions may have impacted their residents. Results of a survey of LTC homes and analysis of administrative health data will be presented, with the goal of understanding how resident health and wellness were impacted by the restrictions.

During this webinar, participants will:
  • Hear how LTC homes across SE Ontario implemented public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Understand how the pandemic public health restrictions affected LTC resident health and wellness
  • Have an opportunity to share their initial impressions of the findings as it relates to their own experiences.


Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Director, Health Services & Policy Research Institute

Catherine Donnelly is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and Director of the Health Services and Policy Research Institute. Her clinical research is focused on team based primary care with an emphasis on understanding how interprofessional primary care teams can support older adults and individuals with chronic conditions.

Dr. Morgan Slater, Research Scientist, Health Services & Policy Research Institute

Dr. Morgan Slater is a Research Scientist at Queen’s Health Services and Policy Research Institute. Dr. Slater has over 10 years of experience in clinical research, the majority of which have been in primary care. Her research interests focus on utilizing the rich, complementary information in electronic medical records and administrative health data to answer important questions focused on improving patient care and changing health policy.

Kim Schryburt-Brown, Clinical Resource Project Consultant, Seniors Mental Health Behavioural Support Services Providence Care Community

Kim is an occupational therapist and has worked in Seniors Mental Health since 2004.  She worked as a front-line OT until 2017 when she moved into the Clinical Resource Project Consultant position with Seniors Mental Health Behavioural Support Services (SMHBSS) at Providence Care.  In this role she is a collaborative partner and resource in the design and development of evidence-based tools, processes, systems and programs that further enhance the system of care and lived experience of SMHBSS clients.