McCormick Dementia Research is participating in a research study with Carleton University, who is looking to identify infection risks associated with the design of shared workspaces at long-term care homes and how to create safer working environments for staff to prevent the spread of infection during viral outbreaks.
“We look forward to participating in this important study and learning more about how to improve workplace designs and create a safer environment for staff in long-term care,” says McCormick Care Group CEO Steve Crawford.
The study will take place between July and December 2021 and will involve research team members observing the interactions and work station/shared work area use among staff at McCormick Home. These locations will include common areas where staff have access, including entrances, shared work stations and in particular, any high-risk areas for congestion and cross-traffic or areas where mask use is difficult or at a minimum (e.g., staff meal areas).
Families, residents, staff and guests may notice a research team member situated in various areas of the home observing how staff interact with each other and their shared working environment over the summer. No identifying or personal information on staff, residents or families will be collected during this study.
“We are committed to participating in research initiatives that allow us to share knowledge with others and apply what we’ve learned toward continually improving the quality of life for those challenged by dementia,” says Crawford.
If you have any questions, please e-mail Steve Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Staff at McCormick Care Group.