coronavirus long-term care

Last long-term care home in Fraser Health declared COVID-free

Last long-term care home in Fraser Health declared COVID-free

The last long-term care facility grappling with COVID-19 in the Fraser Health region declared its outbreak over on Friday. Fraser Health says it has cleared the Maple Hill residential care home in Langley free of the coronavirus. Over the course of the outbreak, three people contracted the virus, and one …

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Wife becomes dishwasher at nursing home to see husband with Alzheimer’s during COVID-19 pandemic – National

Wife becomes dishwasher at nursing home to see husband with Alzheimer’s during COVID-19 pandemic - National

What would you do for someone you love? For 114 days, Mary Shannon Daniel wasn’t able to hug her husband. She had to see him through a window, like many with loved ones in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Her other half, Steve, is living in the memory care …

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Montreal officials used emergency powers to pay for advice on what to say about coronavirus deaths

Montreal officials used emergency powers to pay for advice on what to say about coronavirus deaths

One of Canada’s largest regional health authorities says it used emergency coronavirus powers to hire a lobbying and communications firm that billed taxpayers more than $140,000 for its first 21 days of work in advising Montreal health-care officials on what to say about dozens of unexplained deaths. The emergency powers, …

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Coronavirus: Deconfinement measures in effect in many Quebec long-term care homes since Thursday – Montreal

Coronavirus: Deconfinement measures in effect in many Quebec long-term care homes since Thursday - Montreal

Quebec’s Health Ministry has announced that deconfinement measures have been allowed since Thursday in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs) in the province. In residences where there is no active COVID-19 outbreak, it is now possible to leave without supervision from the CHSLD, to stay outside the residence for more …

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Long-term care facilities are the only option for many. What happens when they fall short? – National

Long-term care facilities are the only option for many. What happens when they fall short? - National

Hundreds of long-term care facilities across Canada have struggled with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, leaving a string of deaths and communities shaken. In response to the overwhelming outbreaks in Ontario and Quebec homes, the Canadian Armed Forces were deployed to the worst-hit long-term care facilities to help control the …

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Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on – National

Military returning to work amid readiness concerns as coronavirus stretches on - National

The Canadian Forces are getting ready to head back to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues to stretch on and military officials face concerns that keeping activities on pause could reduce readiness. Roughly 60,000 of the 68,000 members of the Canadian military were ordered into isolation in April as the force …

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Coronavirus: Families file class-action lawsuit against Altamont nursing home

Coronavirus: Families file class-action lawsuit against Altamont nursing home

Another Ontario nursing home has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging negligence over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged long-term care facilities. The families of elderly residents who died after contacting COVID-19 at the Altamont Care Community filed a $20-million case against the facility on Monday. …

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Couple married for 70 years tearfully reunite after coronavirus separation – National

Couple married for 70 years tearfully reunite after coronavirus separation - National

The coronavirus separated them, but after 70 years of marriage, not even a pandemic could keep them apart. New Yorkers Walter Willard, 91, and Jean Willard, 89, were nearly inseparable for seven decades until COVID-19 swept through the United States, forcing them apart for months. They were finally reunited at …

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Quebec officials to provide update on coronavirus response – Montreal

Quebec officials to provide update on coronavirus response - Montreal

Quebec officials are expected to provide an update on their response to the novel coronavirus health crisis as the province continues to lead the country in cases and deaths. Premier François Legault has asked for extended military support and plans to bolster staffing in hard-hit long-term care homes by September. As …

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Trudeau says question of hazard pay for military in care homes remains undecided – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the question of whether military members serving in long-term care homes hit by the coronavirus pandemic remains under consideration. But he gave no indication of whether any decision has been made. READ MORE: 28 CAF members sent to Quebec, Ontario care homes diagnosed with COVID-19 …

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