LTCcovid Country Profile – Printable Version

2.05. Impacts of the pandemic on the health and wellbeing of people who use Long-Term Care

A study in New Brunswick (Canada) used interRAI LTCF data to compare impacts on depression, delirium and behavioural problems in seven LTCFs. It found that, in the period studied (three months of lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic, up to June 2020, during which those homes did not experience outbreaks and had measures in place to mitigate the impacts of lockdown) the initial lockdown period had no negative impact on depression, delirium, or behavioural problems (McArthur et al, 2021).


McArthur C., Saari M., Heckman G.A. et al. (2021) Evaluating the effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on Long-Term Care residents mental health: a data-driven approach in New Brunswick, JAMDA; 22(1): 187–192. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2020.10.028

Update for: New Brunswick (Canada)   Last updated: March 4th, 2022