Long-Term Care Facilities

Daughter shares story after mom dies of COVID-19 at Regina’s Parkside Extendicare

Daughter shares story after mom dies of COVID-19 at Regina’s Parkside Extendicare

On Saturday, Shelley Christopherson said she got to spend 15 minutes with her mother before she passed away early Sunday morning. “I sang her the songs she used to sing to us when we were children and I played her Willie Nelson songs and I told her that she …

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Mental health concerns rise for seniors as Saskatchewan tightens restrictions in care homes

Mental health concerns rise for seniors as Saskatchewan tightens restrictions in care homes

For the past six years, Wendy Fields has visited her mother in a long-term care facility in Regina. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, she says once-frequent visits have now become few and far between. “After a week when I go there, she says to me, ‘were you away, where …

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‘It’s a death trap’: Families horrified by lack of air conditioning in long-term care homes

Nick Puopolo recorded the temperature of his mother’s room on July 10.

Nick Puopolo’s 85-year-old mother is bedridden in a long-term care facility in Vaughan, Ont. During the heat wave that hit southern Ontario last week, he said his mother was stuck in a room without a fan or air conditioner. He called her living condition a “death trap.” Read more: Ontario …

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Lessons Learned: West Island regional health agency preparing for second wave of coronavirus – Montreal

Lessons Learned: West Island regional health agency preparing for second wave of coronavirus - Montreal

It’s been six weeks since the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal first came into the public spotlight. That’s when the regional health authority announced it was taking over management of a private long-term care facility on its territory, CHSLD Herron, after 31 seniors died there in a month. Since then, managing the eight …

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‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system – National

‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system - National

After witnessing the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus on many long-term care homes and its staff, the president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the country needs “a better system than we have today.” “Hopefully governments will wake up and will now say: ‘Look this was a failed …

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Internationally trained doctors in Quebec want to help in coronavirus crisis – Montreal

Gity Mousavi

Gity Mousavi is a doctor who desperately wants to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus. The Montreal resident studied medicine in the Caribbean and in the United States. She has completed all of the exams set out by Quebec’s College of Physicians, but says she’s still waiting to …

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Concerns persist as Quebec caregivers granted access to senior’s homes, but not in all cases – Montreal

Concerns persist as Quebec caregivers granted access to senior’s homes, but not in all cases - Montreal

Beverly Spanier is finding it very difficult to get through the days. The resident at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte-Saint-Luc is no longer allowed to have caregivers spend time and look after her. She had hired several for more than 70 hours a week, but none of them …

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Spike in coronavirus cases at Île-Bizard long-term care facility – Montreal

Spike in coronavirus cases at Île-Bizard long-term care facility - Montreal

Every day, Carol Pearson waits by the phone to hear news of her 93-year-old mother, Margo. She lives at the CHSLD Denis-Benjamin-Viger in Île-Bizard. On Saturday, Pearson’s mother tested positive for the coronavirus. READ MORE: Coronavirus — Families fear DDO long-term care residence could become next Herron “I feel kind …

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Quebec orders of doctors, nurses to investigate nursing homes in light of coronavirus crisis – Montreal

Quebec orders of doctors, nurses to investigate nursing homes in light of coronavirus crisis - Montreal

Citing concerns amid the novel coronavirus health crisis, three orders representing professional health-care workers in Quebec are launching a joint investigation into long-term care facilities in the province. The probe, which was announced on Tuesday, will specifically look at the quality of care offered in both public and private nursing …

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After refusal, world leader Dr. Liu allowed to help in Quebec’s long-term care facilities

After refusal, world leader Dr. Liu allowed to help in Quebec’s long-term care facilities

After being told that the health network did not need her, former president of Doctors Without Borders Dr. Joanne Liu, who is on the list of the 100 most influential figures in the world according to Time magazine, will ultimately be able to help provide care in CHSLDs, Health Minister …

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