Exploring the Care Needs of Canadians Living with Frailty and the Role of Primary Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are over 1.5 million Canadians who are currently living with frailty and who are at high risk for complications from COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, we are experiencing significant changes to health care, including primary care, where older adults look for support with assessment of their needs, care coordination and care management. 

We are investigating the pandemic health care experiences of Canadians (who are living with, or at risk of frailty) through the voices and experiences of older adults, caregivers, and their health care providers and administrators. We are also capturing policy changes and commentary at the national, provincial and local level to better understand the rapidly evolving health system responses to the pandemic.