Long-term Care

Nova Scotia may be subject to national minimum care standards in nursing homes – Halifax

Nova Scotia may be subject to national minimum care standards in nursing homes - Halifax

Nova Scotia’s nursing homes may soon be subject to minimal national care standards, developed in partnership between provincial governments and Ottawa. The commitment to create these standards — for the first time in Canada — was made in this week’s throne speech, as the long-term care sector prepares for …

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N.S. nursing homes ask province to delay withholding funds over vacant beds during pandemic – Halifax

N.S. nursing homes ask province to delay withholding funds over vacant beds during pandemic - Halifax

The Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association says its members feel “backed into a corner” by a recent provincial directive to start refilling empty beds, or risk daily funding deductions of more than $130 per vacancy. The ultimatum to fill all but a “pre-approved” number of beds was sent …

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Overcrowded New Brunswick hospitals a concern for Vitalité Health Network – New Brunswick

Overcrowded New Brunswick hospitals a concern for Vitalité Health Network - New Brunswick

Overcrowding at a Moncton hospital has officials with Vitalité Health Network concerned about what’s to come. In a news release, Vitalité asked New Brunswickers to avoid coming to the emergency department at the Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre except in true emergencies because of a high rate of occupancy within …

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‘They were supposed to keep her safe,’ says family of long-term care resident who died of COVID-19

Joan Kantor passed away from COVID-19 at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre on May 16, after she contracted the virus while staying at Owen Hill Care Community.

It was a Monday night in late April when Lisa Politakis got the call that her mother, a former resident at a Barrie, Ont., long-term care home, had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Politakis was playing cards with her husband and kids at home when the doctor told …

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Coronavirus: Families march through Wolfville in latest long-term care protest – Halifax

Coronavirus: Families march through Wolfville in latest long-term care protest - Halifax

Dozens of families marched through the streets of Wolfville, N.S., on Saturday, demanding more consistent implementation of government-issued visitation guidelines in long-term care homes across the province. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities have all experienced some form of lockdown, many confined …

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Coronavirus case in Parkridge Centre nursing home in Saskatoon: SHA

Coronavirus case in Parkridge Centre nursing home in Saskatoon: SHA

Following a coronavirus case in the Parkridge Centre nursing home in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is restricting visitation at the facility. The SHA alerted the public to the presence of the virus at in the Parkridge Centre via press release Saturday afternoon, but did not clarify who …

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Ontario long-term care residents allowed to leave for day trips, overnight

Ontario long-term care residents allowed to leave for day trips, overnight

Residents of Ontario’s long-term care homes are once again allowed to leave for day trips or overnight stays, though the province says anyone staying out overnight will need to self-isolate on return. The Ontario government says it’s loosening measures meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care homes …

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Rally calls for easing of strict visitor rules at Nova Scotia long-term care homes – Halifax

Rally calls for easing of strict visitor rules at Nova Scotia long-term care homes - Halifax

There are growing calls in Nova Scotia for the government to ease coronavirus pandemic restrictions in long-term care homes across the province after a second rally was held this month outside the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building Thursday. Read more: NSGEU report lists factors union says contributed to Northwood COVID-19 …

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As COVID-19 pandemic continues, Nova Scotia looks to alleviate long-term care wait list – Halifax

As COVID-19 pandemic continues, Nova Scotia looks to alleviate long-term care wait list - Halifax

As Nova Scotia prepares for a potential second wave of the novel coronavirus, the province is looking to add short-term capacity to its long-term care system. A request for information (RFI) issued on Nova Scotia’s tender website indicates the province is looking for proposals from organizations “that can provide short …

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Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with staff member at Surrey’s Czorny Alzheimer Centre – BC

Fraser Health confirms COVID-19 case with staff member at Surrey’s Czorny Alzheimer Centre - BC

A staff member at Czorny Alzheimer Centre has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fraser Health. In a statement, the health authority says that a Fraser Health rapid response team is on site and communicating with residents and families. The staff member is currently in self-isolation at their home. Read …

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