Designing the Long-Term Care Home for COVID and Beyond

Monday, August 31, 2020 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

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We’ve seen through the pandemic how a long-term care home’s design can acutely influence its ability to prevent and respond to infection outbreaks. But design also affects many other important elements of LTC living. Whether you’re building new, redeveloping, or thinking about adaptations to your existing building, this webinar will equip you with essential knowledge and fresh ideas to consider as you plan. We’ll have a detailed discussion of current design standards and recent changes, what they could mean for your home, and the less understood role of mechanical engineering. Learn about the influence of design on infection control and alternative design approaches that also address other aspects of resident well-being, such as smaller clustered settings. Examples of the impact of design during the pandemic’s spring surge will be reviewed and the implications of provincial funding announcements will be discussed. Bring all your questions for the final part of this timely session. 


Kevin Cassidy
, National Healthcare Lead, WSP in Canada. As the National Head of Healthcare for WSP Canada, Kevin has nearly 20 years of healthcare facility design under his belt. With experience in acute care, pediatric, outpatient and long term care facilities, Kevin has a passion for helping his clients design buildings and systems that support the best care practices for their patients. Kevin’s experience spans all aspects of the healthcare design process including strategic planning, compliance consulting, master planning, and design and construction management. Working with national and global healthcare clients, Kevin has successfully delivered projects using a variety of procurement models, including Design-Bid-Build, Alternative Financial Procurement and Integrated Project Delivery. Along with the rest of the WSP team, he works with his clients, partners and industry to provide innovative solutions and environments,  addressing the unique obstacles that impact the development of a healthier society.

Matt Galvin
, Partner and Architect, G Architects. Matt Galvin co-founded G Architects in 2014 with a focus on what they call “healthcare lite”. This includes any non-acute healthcare or wellness-related space where design can enhance the agency, dignity, or outcomes for the frail, sick, elderly, or otherwise marginalized. G architects work includes memory care, residential care, and mental health and addictions facilities – but Matt’s core focus is in Long-term Care design. Matt is currently guiding over 1,200 Ontario long-term care beds through various stages of redevelopment. In addition to his work in Ontario, matt has designed homes under the standards of 5 Canadian provinces, and currently two facilities he designed are under construction in Newfoundland. 

Diane C. Anderson
 Licensed Architect and Board-Certified Healthcare Architect, Dochitect. Diana Anderson, MD, M.Arch, is a healthcare architect and a board-certified internist. She completed her medical residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center. As a “dochitect”, Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture. She has worked on hospital design projects globally and is widely published in both architectural and medical journals, books and the popular press. She is a frequent speaker about the impacts of healthcare design on patient outcomes, staff satisfaction, and related topics. A Co-Founder of the Clinicians for Design group, this international network of leaders seeks to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems. As a past Fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, she explores space design and ethics. She recently completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and now focuses on researching the impact of various spatial environments on health outcomes for older adults. 

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