A Pathway to Achieve Sustainable
Long Term Care
The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance is comprised of 38 organizational partners and 27 researchers who will actively contribute their expertise to a five-year comparative case study research project, Improving Quality of Life for People Dying in Long Term Care Homes. The primary goal of the research is to create a community-university research alliance that will develop sustainable, person-focused care palliative care programs using a capacity development process which is consistent with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's Square of Care. The principal investigator is Dr. Mary Lou Kelley from Lakehead University.
The research, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, is conducted with four key partners; Lakehead University, McMaster University, the Municipalities of Halton and Niagara and St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay. The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance partners are from local, provincial and national organizations representing individuals, families, caregivers, health care providers, educators and others. There are four LTC homes in Ontario That are study sites for the project; Bethammi Nursing Home and Hogarth Riverview Manor in Thunder Bay, and Allendale Village in Milton and Creek Way Village in Burlington.