Quebec Long-term Care Homes

Glaring flaws in Quebec long-term care homes repeatedly flagged before COVID-19 crisis: ombudsman

Glaring flaws in Quebec long-term care homes repeatedly flagged before COVID-19 crisis: ombudsman

The glaring shortcomings in Quebec’s long-term care homes were repeatedly flagged to authorities long before the novel coronavirus pandemic ravaged CHSLDs, the province’s ombudsman said Thursday. Marie Rinfret pointed to several flaws in her annual report, saying the provincial government has failed to implement solutions to address longstanding failures …

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Quebec releases scathing reports into long-term care homes where dozens died – Montreal

Quebec releases scathing reports into long-term care homes where dozens died - Montreal

A report into a private long-term care home in suburban Montreal where dozens of residents died during the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April accuses the owners of organizational negligence. The Quebec government released the report into Residence Herron today, as well as a separate report that looked into …

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Newly-trained Quebec orderlies complain salary falling short of what was promised – Montreal

Newly-trained Quebec orderlies complain salary falling short of what was promised - Montreal

Two Quebec orderlies who have just recently started working in government-owned and operated long-term care facilities, known as CHSLDs, complain the provincial government misled them when it comes to their salaries. In June, the Legault government launched an intensive 12-week training program for orderlies in a bid to recruit …

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Coronavirus: Red Cross to gradually take over from military in Quebec long-term care homes – National

Coronavirus: Red Cross to gradually take over from military in Quebec long-term care homes - National

The Red Cross will be sent to long-term care homes in Quebec as the Canadian Armed Forces wraps up its mission. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the situation has been stabilized at some of the care homes, which have suffered deadly outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as well as staffing …

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Quebec coroner’s office to hold public inquiry into coronavirus deaths at long-term care homes

Quebec coroner’s office to hold public inquiry into coronavirus deaths at long-term care homes

Posted June 17, 2020 12:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Quebec’s chief coroner is ordering a public inquiry into the deaths of residents at long-term care homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic. “This entirely public process …

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Coronavirus: Military deployment to Quebec, Ontario long-term care homes extended to June 26

Coronavirus: Military deployment to Quebec, Ontario long-term care homes extended to June 26

The Canadian Armed Forces will continue to assist in Quebec and Ontario long-term care homes hit hard by the novel coronavirus crisis until June 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. Trudeau said the federal government has been working alongside the provinces to provide care for seniors and the …

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Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says - Montreal

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning, thanking those who enrolled in the three-month program slated to start in mid-June. “Thank …

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Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges: military report

Quebec long-term care homes grappling with major challenges: military report

A 60-page report from the military on the condition of Quebec’s long-term care homes released by the government on Wednesday points to three major challenges in the facilities: staffing shortages, management of personal protective equipment and how hot zones related to the novel coronavirus are handled. Canadian Armed Forces teams …

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Lessons Learned: West Island regional health agency preparing for second wave of coronavirus – Montreal

Lessons Learned: West Island regional health agency preparing for second wave of coronavirus - Montreal

It’s been six weeks since the CIUSSS Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal first came into the public spotlight. That’s when the regional health authority announced it was taking over management of a private long-term care facility on its territory, CHSLD Herron, after 31 seniors died there in a month. Since then, managing the eight …

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Quebec ombudsperson to investigate coronavirus crisis response in seniors residences – Montreal

Quebec ombudsperson to investigate coronavirus crisis response in seniors residences - Montreal

Quebec’s ombudsperson is launching an “impartial and independent” investigation into the handling of the novel coronavirus health crisis in embattled nursing homes by the province and its health network. Marie Rinfret said in a statement on Tuesday the probe comes as she has concerns over the situation unfolding in seniors …

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