The Ontario CLRI at Bruyère team has explored different tools to understand what residents perceive a good quality of life to be and how to enhance it even further. This year we continue to advance our understanding through collaborating with university researchers.
Two of these research projects are now recruiting participants:
Spirituality and service design: Supporting spiritual care in Ontario long-term care homes
Spirituality is a key element for many people’s quality of life. It plays a key role in meaning-making, adapting to change, and holds particular importance with aging.
This Carlton University study explores how spiritual care is supported across long-term care homes in Ontario.
Long-term care home administrators are invited to share their knowledge and perspectives as valuable contributors and partners in the development of this research.
Take the 10-15 minute survey: https://carletonu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_81FpJ7BTnpvPo58
Questions, comments? Please email email@example.com for more information. This project was reviewed and cleared by the Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (Clearance #116644). If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the Carleton University Research Ethics Board at firstname.lastname@example.org. During COVID, the Research Ethics Staff are working from home without access to their Carleton phone extensions. Accordingly, until staff return to campus, please contact them by email.
Development and psychometric testing of the 5 Senses screening tool for LTC
A student at the University of Ottawa is looking for feedback on a new tool from residents, families/care partners and LTC team members. Participants are asked to test a new screening tool that examines how the design of their LTC home takes into consideration residents’ senses (hearing, vision, taste, touch, and smell). This is particularly relevant because we know that our senses deteriorate with age. Participants are asked a series of questions to find out how sensitive a home’s environment and processes are to its residents’ senses: how it smells, what the food looks and tastes like, whether residents can easily access outdoors, etc.
Resident or care partner: www.surveymonkey.ca/r/caregiverltc
This study has received approval from the University of Ottawa Research Ethics Board.