Long-term Care

Experts warned of new COVID-19 variants. Why did Ottawa wait for stricter travel rules?

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When Debbie Grigg found out the highly contagious U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus was tearing through her mother’s long-term care facility, she was terrified. “My mom’s floor is really, really bad right now. It’s very, very scary,” Grigg said. “I feel for all the residents in there and …

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COVID-19 crisis slowly easing in Winnipeg’s personal care homes – Winnipeg

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The COVID-19 situation inside Winnipeg’s personal care homes continues to improve, according to the latest data provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). Tuesday’s update shows 16 of Winnipeg’s 39 long-term care facilities are experiencing outbreaks, which is down two from four days earlier, and four fewer than …

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COVID-19 outbreaks declared at Lindsay jail and long-term care homes in Port Hope, Minden – Peterborough

COVID-19 case data for Monday, Feb. 1.

Three new COVID-19 outbreaks were declared over the weekend including one at a Lindsay super jail and two at long-term care homes, the region’s health unit reports. There were also two deaths reported over the weekend, according to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, with one each …

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Group collecting Valentine’s cards for B.C. seniors isolated by COVID-19

Group collecting Valentine’s cards for B.C. seniors isolated by COVID-19

How would you like to brighten up a gloomy February day for one of B.C.’s seniors? The Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has launched a program collecting Valentine’s Day cards for seniors living in long-term care and isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think there’s a lot of loneliness, and …

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Saskatchewan records deadliest month of COVID-19

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When Beverley Hartnell’s father died of COVID-19, she also lost another family. Before the pandemic, she visited her father on the dementia unit at his long-term care home in Regina every day. The former school teacher and vice-principal loved math and science and could still recite elements off the …

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Rapid COVID-19 testing in care homes could have cut deaths by half: SFU modelling

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New modelling from Simon Fraser University suggests that deployment of rapid testing into long-term care homes could cut the COVID-19 death toll by 25 to 55 per cent. The research commissioned by Safe Care BC, a workplace safety organization representing the continuing care sector, found that daily screening of …

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COMMENTARY: Is it time to end ‘for-profit’ long-term care in Ontario?

COMMENTARY: Is it time to end ‘for-profit’ long-term care in Ontario?

Frustrated yet undeterred by what they see as government inaction on the long-term care crisis in Ontario, a group of doctors with expertise in the field has formed “Doctors For Justice In Long-Term Care” to advocate as one voice for immediate action to deal with the life-and-death situation. I’ve …

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Coronavirus: 8th death reported in Peterborough area; over 400 long-term care residents vaccinated – Peterborough

Case data for Jan. 29, 2021.

Peterborough Public Health reports an eighth COVID-19-related death, three new cases and a long-term care outbreak over. According to Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, the health unit’s medical officer of health, the eight death was a person who lived in a congregate setting but died in Peterborough Regional Health Centre on …

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Ontario gives $1.6M to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock long-term care homes for COVID-19 support – Peterborough

Ontario gives $1.6M to Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock long-term care homes for COVID-19 support - Peterborough

Long-term care homes in the Ontario riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive $1,602,100 in new funding to increase prevention and containment efforts during the second wave of COVID-19. Riding MPP Laurie Scott made the announcement on Wednesday, noting the new funding is part of an additional $150 million committed …

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COVID-19: Vaccinations begin at hard-hit Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon – Peterborough

COVID-19: Vaccinations begin at hard-hit Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon - Peterborough

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) is rolling out the first round of coronavirus vaccines at three long-term care facilities on Wednesday. That includes the 65-bed Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., where 28 residents and the spouse of a resident died from an outbreak of …

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