How did your long-term care home use Resident Support Aides throughout COVID-19?

Posted On: March 24, 2021

How did your long-term care home use the Resident Support Aide (RSA) role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Ontario CLRI is releasing a brief, 10-minute survey to reflect on the use of the RSA role during COVID-19 and to aide in the development and sharing of education and resources for similar roles in the future. This survey was developed by The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute of Aging with input from the Ontario Health RSA Working Group.

The objectives of this survey are:

  • to gather information on how many and which LTC homes hired RSAs or similar roles
  • to understand the RSA role and duties assigned to this role
  • to gather information on the types of education and training provided to RSAs
  • to understand the additional educational needs for this role
  • to gain some insight into the positive and negative impacts of this role on operations, staffing, provision of care, and health and wellness outcomes of residents and staff

The identities of those partaking in the survey will remain anonyms, data collected will shared with the Central Ontario Health Team and the Staffing and Workforce working group. In addition, data may be shared in aggregate form publicly on the Ontario CLRI website.

Take the survey here!

About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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