Long-term Care

Federal aid needed for long-term care homes before 2nd wave of COVID-19: advocates – National

Federal aid needed for long-term care homes before 2nd wave of COVID-19: advocates - National

The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says. Association CEO Donna Duncan is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to quickly negotiate an agreement with provincial governments to deliver funds to help …

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CUPE poll shows Peterborough, Lindsay residents feel province didn’t plan properly for COVID-19 – Peterborough

CUPE poll shows Peterborough, Lindsay residents feel province didn’t plan properly for COVID-19 - Peterborough

A new poll from the Canadian Union of Public Employees suggests nearly 60 per cent of residents in Peterborough and Lindsay feel the province didn’t properly plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Released on Monday, the poll, conducted in early May for CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and …

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All active COVID-19 cases in N.B. remain linked to doctor that failed to self-isolate

All active COVID-19 cases in N.B. remain linked to doctor that failed to self-isolate

New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday despite processing more than 2,000 tests in the previous 24 hours. There are 132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. As of Monday, 12 cases are considered active. All are in the Campbellton area, known as Zone 5. …

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Ontario ombudsman launches long-term care investigation following military report

Ontario ombudsman launches long-term care investigation following military report

TORONTO – Ontario’s ombudsman is launching an investigation into the province’s oversight of long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, 1,648 residents and seven staff members have died amid outbreaks in the facilities. Ombudsman Paul Dube says he will investigate whether the government …

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Troops in long-term care homes raise concerns about management, say many workers doing their best – National

Troops in long-term care homes raise concerns about management, say many workers doing their best - National

Canadian soldiers helping fight novel coronavirus outbreaks in several long-term care homes say many front-line workers are doing the best they can. The troops, Global News has learned, have raised concerns about poor conditions in homes they say management failed to address, in some cases even after the military brought …

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Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak – Toronto

Woodbridge long-term care home sends 18 to hospital during coronavirus outbreak - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 31, 2020 4:16 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — York Region says 18 residents at a long-term care home battling a COVID-19 outbreak were sent to hospital …

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More staff, better layouts: how to make long-term care homes ‘good living’ – National

More staff, better layouts: how to make long-term care homes ‘good living’ - National

Residents left in soiled diapers, cockroaches in living areas and people not getting three meals a day — just some of the allegations raised about Ontario long-term care homes by the military. The military was sent in to homes in Quebec and Ontario to help them respond to the ongoing …

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Long-term care worker among new COVID-19 cases in Campbellton region – New Brunswick

Long-term care worker among new COVID-19 cases in Campbellton region - New Brunswick

The new cluster of COVID-19 cases in northern New Brunswick continues to grow. A long-term care worker, aged 30-39, and another person aged 60-69 are both linked to an infected male doctor in the Campbellton area who had traveled to Quebec and did not self-isolate when returning to New Brunswick. …

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Inspectors wouldn’t go into long-term care homes fearing for their safety, Doug Ford says

Inspectors wouldn’t go into long-term care homes fearing for their safety, Doug Ford says

TORONTO – Inspectors refused to go into long-term care homes in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic because they feared for their safety, prompting the government to call in the military, Premier Doug Ford said Thursday. Some of the inspectors were carrying out inspections by phone in April because …

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Ottawa needs to address long-term care crisis via funding, national standards: doctors – National

Ottawa needs to address long-term care crisis via funding, national standards: doctors - National

The Canadian Medical Association says the federal government needs to address “appalling conditions” in a number of long-term care homes across the country. The association issued a call on Thursday for immediate action by the federal government in coordination with provinces, who have jurisdiction over long-term care. “I think it’s …

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