Fixing Long Term Care with Renewed Look at Architecture

Many experts believe that in order to help prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in long term care homes in the future, a much closer in-depth look at the architecture of these facilities is needed.

According to Dr. Diana Anderson, a physician and architect from Montreal “If we know that a double, or even a single, patient room can impact the rate of falls, patient satisfaction and quality of life, family involvement and disease infection, then I think we have a duty to update our building codes and even force-retrofit, instead of grandfathering in buildings from the 1970s that feature these types of spaces.”

Listen to CBC radio’s interview with Dr. Anderson here:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/how-can-we-fix-long-term-care-in-canada-1.5588412/how-architecture-in-long-term-care-homes-can-help-prevent-infection-and-improve-quality-of-life-1.5621681

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