The COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic are causing the world to change quickly. There is now a much higher demand for long-term care facility workers than ever before. In Canada alone, around 80% of all COVID-19 fatalities were residents in long-term care facilities.
Most patients in long-term care facilities are older and have comorbidities, they are not being given adequate care because there are not enough workers to take care of the residents. The reason for this problem is that the facilities do not have enough money to offer competitive pay for workers; they also don’t have the funds necessary to purchase the equipment, medication and more to help take care of the patients.