Long-term Care

SHA loosening restrictions for continuing care family presence, visitation in Regina

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is making changes to its family presence, visitation regulations in Regina’s continuing care units and long-term care homes. As of May 17, Regina’s continuing care units and long-term care homes that meet eligibility will move from Level 3 to Compassionate Care and Level 90. SHA …

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Honouring a health-care hero as Manitoba marks 1,000 COVID-19 deaths

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

“It’s hard to believe that they’re gone. This always will seem unreal, no matter what,” said Celine Petit as she described a Manitoba couple who died less than two weeks apart because of COVID-19. Monique Buote, 55, died on Nov. 3, 2020, while Perry Buote, 57, succumbed to the …

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Health-care experts speak out following claims from families of Maimonides residents

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Health-care experts and others are blaming the Quebec provincial government for the poor care at some seniors’ residences in the province, saying the province’s seniors residences have had staffing problems for years. “Every worker was actually working at the limit of the norms,” said François Béland, professor at the …

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Toronto-area LTC residents died of ‘dehydration and malnourishment,’ new military documents reveal

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

In addition to deaths from COVID-19, residents at two long-term care homes in the Toronto area died of dehydration and neglect during outbreaks last spring, newly-obtained Canadian military documents reveal. “Twenty-six residents died due to dehydration prior to the arrival of the CAF team due to the lack of …

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COVID-19: New Brunswick reports 1 more death at special care home

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Another resident at a special care home in New Brunswick has died as a result of COVID-19, the province announced in a news release Thursday. The person was in their 80s and was a resident at Pavillon Beau-Lieu in Grand Falls, which is currently experiencing an outbreak. They are …

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Ontario long-term care report shows lessons from COVID-19 pandemic can’t be forgotten: experts

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Public health experts called for urgent action on Saturday in the wake of a devastating assessment of Ontario’s long-term care sector, saying they hope the province learns and retains key lessons from its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their reflections came hours after an independent commission released a scathing …

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SHA internal report shows failure to act on Extendicare Parkside, according to Saskatchewan NDP

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Extendicare Parkside staff were reportedly being “harassed” about needing to stay home if they had COVID-19 symptoms, according to an internal Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) report. The infection prevention and control audit was done after an outbreak was declared at the Regina long-term care (LTC) facility. The Saskatchewan NDP …

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London, Ont., man awed by support for hockey stick flags funding son’s future

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A father-son project out of London, Ont., in support of the son’s long-term needs has seen an “unbelievable” increase in demand in just one week, thanks to social media and community generosity. Jason Smith of London, Ont., says he and his son Jakob have gone from making roughly 30 …

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Alberta easing COVID-19 restrictions at continuing care facilities

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Residents of Alberta’s continuing care facilities and their families will soon have more freedom to visit with one another, a change Premier Jason Kenney says has been made possible by the COVID-19 vaccine. Kenney announced Monday the province was easing restrictions on long-term and other continuing care congregate living …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Orchard Haven long-term care in Keremeos

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One resident and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19 at Orchard Haven long-term care in Keremeos, B.C., prompting Interior Health to declare an outbreak. The health authority said contact tracing is underway and anybody who has been in close contact with either of the individuals is being …

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