Quebec long-term care

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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COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

Health experts say they agree with a Quebec government plan to substitute the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the Moderna vaccine in order to more quickly give booster shots to long-term care residents. On Tuesday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé said the province is considering the substitution because shipment delays may …

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Quebec long-term care orderly students confident they can make a difference – Montreal

Quebec long-term care orderly students confident they can make a difference - Montreal

During the spring wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Premier François Legault made a passionate plea for Quebecers to step up and help take care of vulnerable senior citizens. Now the province has 10,000 long-term care orderlies hired for the second wave. Many of those new personal care attendants in training …

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Coronavirus: Lawsuits over handling in nursing homes raise questions about standard of care

Coronavirus: Lawsuits over handling in nursing homes raise questions about standard of care

TORONTO — As the deadly toll of COVID-19 on Canada’s nursing homes gives rise to a growing number of proposed class-action lawsuits, some legal experts say the cases will turn on what’s considered reasonable care during a pandemic. The ongoing global health crisis that has disproportionately affected the elderly poses …

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Coronavirus: As Quebec plans to reopen, care homes still a battleground – Montreal

Coronavirus: As Quebec plans to reopen, care homes still a battleground - Montreal

Quebec Premier Francois Legault said this week there are “two worlds” in the province: the world of facilities providing long-term care to seniors, and the rest. In one of those worlds, schools, stores and factories are preparing to reopen, albeit with restrictions, and sunny spring days have some people musing …

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Coronavirus: Quebec officials to provide update as province keeps close eye on 41 nursing homes – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec officials to provide update as province keeps close eye on 41 nursing homes - Montreal

As the COVID-19 health crisis takes hold in Quebec nursing homes, the province has deemed 41 long-term care facilities in need of special attention due to high case numbers. Related News Premier François Legault has asked for reinforcements in seniors residences, which are particularly hard hit by the …

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