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June 12, 2021 2:33 PM

Conestoga expert appointed to national standards committee for long-term care

Dr. Veronique Boscart, executive dean of Conestoga’s School of Health & Life Sciences and executive director of the Canadian Institute for Seniors Care hosted at the college, has been named as one of 32  experts from across Canada who will serve on a national committee to lead the development of a new National Long-Term Care Services standard beginning in June 2021.

The new standard will provide long-term care homes across the country with evidence-based best practices to provide safe, reliable and high-quality care for residents and support a healthy and competent workforce.

Members of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Technical Committee were selected from more than 250 applications and include representatives from 11 Canadian provinces and territories. Members bring an expansive range of research and practical expertise in fields that include policy, dementia, mental health, palliative care, ethics, nutrition, rehabilitation and infection prevention and control.

The committee, working through Canada’s Health Services Organization (HSO), will be chaired by Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Sinai and University Health Network in Toronto.

More information and a full list of committee members can be viewed on the HSO website.