long term care outbreak

Provinces sitting on millions in COVID-19 funds for long-term care homes: CCPA – National

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Almost a year into the pandemic, several provinces in Canada do not have sufficient plans in place to tackle COVID-19 in long-term care homes, according to a new report. The study published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) on Tuesday found that six out of 10 provinces …

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Coronavirus: Deadly long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan to be reviewed – Okanagan

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A review into Interior Health’s largest and deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility will be reviewed by public health officials. The outbreak at the McKinney Place care home in Oliver, B.C., was first declared on Dec. 6, when eight residents tested positive for the virus. That number …

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‘I can’t trust the system’: Grieving Little Mountain Place families demand accountability

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Two women who lost loved ones in a care home at the centre of the province’s deadliest outbreak are demanding answers about what went wrong. Bernadette Cheung and Parbs Bains lost their grandmothers to COVID-19 on the same day at Little Mountain Place. Cheung and Bains say they’re frustrated …

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COVID-19 outbreaks declared at two new Surrey seniors homes

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Health officials have declared COVID-19 outbreaks at two new Surrey seniors’ homes. Fraser Health says two workers at the Guildford Seniors Village have tested positive for the coronavirus, as have one staff member and one resident at Suncreek Village. All four people are currently self-isolating, and Fraser Health says …

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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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Second COVID-19 outbreak declared at Village by the Station in Penticton

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For the second time in less than a month, a Penticton long-term care home is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak after two people tested positive for the virus, including one resident. Interior Health said on Saturday that a member of the staff at Village by the Station in Penticton …

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2 COVID-19 related deaths occur at long-term care facility in Lethbridge as outbreak continues – Lethbridge

2 COVID-19 related deaths occur at long-term care facility in Lethbridge as outbreak continues - Lethbridge

As of Tuesday’s COVID-19 update, there were four active cases and two recent deaths of residents related to the outbreak at the Edith Cavell Care Centre in Lethbridge. Alberta Health says precautions are being taken to prevent further spread after two men, one in his 80s, and the other …

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Long-term care homes with the most coronavirus deaths in Canada – National

Long-term care homes with the most coronavirus deaths in Canada - National

Earlier this week, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam announced half of Canada’s coronavirus deaths stem from outbreaks in long-term care facilities for seniors. With now more than 1,000 COVID-19-related deaths reported across the country, hundreds of seniors who were living in those homes now make up a large …

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