Long-term care homes (LTCHs) face unique challenges that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak. The public and media have been alarmed by high infection rates and the number of deaths in LTCHs over the course of the pandemic. In response, CSA Group (Canada's largest standards development organization), supported by funding from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), is spearheading the development of a standard dedicated to the needs of LTCHs. This initiative has included stakeholder surveys and information-gathering sessions with a variety of interested parties (including LTCH residents, family members, caregivers, and LTCH management) coupled with CSA Group's accredited standards development process. The standard is scheduled to be published in December 2022.

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