COVID-19 Continuing Care Study

Report Type
Qualitative research, Study, Survey
Area of Focus
Continuing care, COVID-19
Publication Date


This study was conducted in long-term care (LTC) and designated supportive living (DSL) to better understand resident and family member experiences and perceptions about public health orders and their implementation by sites during the most restrictive time of the COVID-19 pandemic (March to July 2020).

The COVID-19 Continuing Care Study results are presented at the provincial level in two reports, one report focuses on survey results from family members and the other focuses on what was heard from in-depth interviews and a survey with residents. The HQCA also produced 284 individual site-level reports for participating sites/organizations to help them determine what was working well and what could be improved in their specific care setting. More information on these reports can be obtained by contacting the site administrator.

The study was conducted in partnership with Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services.

Latest findings

Study Highlights (2021)
Download an overview of the results from both residents and family members.
Residents’ Perceptions and Lived Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic Provincial Results report (2021)
In-depth interviews were conducted with 43 residents from 19 different LTC and DSL sites across Alberta. In addition, 387 residents completed the online survey. View the results in this report.
Family Experience Survey Provincial Results report (2021)
Overall, 9,625 family members with a loved one living in LTC and DSL responded to an online survey. View the results in this report.
Appendices (2021)