Quebec Seniors

Quebec’s second coronavirus wave differs from first but seniors remain vulnerable, study finds – Montreal

Quebec’s second coronavirus wave differs from first but seniors remain vulnerable, study finds - Montreal

The most recent data on COVID-19 in Quebec confirms that seniors remain the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus pandemic, even though their demographic represents a smaller proportion of cases during the second wave of the health crisis. The study carried out by Quebec’s national public health institute (INSPQ) …

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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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Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders lift spirits of residents at Pointe-Claire retirement home – Montreal

Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders lift spirits of residents at Pointe-Claire retirement home - Montreal

Seniors living at the Chartwell Le Wellesley retirement home in Pointe-Claire were in for a special treat on Thursday. After months of isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, who couldn’t use a bit of cheering up? One could argue that no one can do that better than a professional …

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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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Montreal experts advise how to help elderly loved ones through coronavirus pandemic – Montreal

A granddaughter visiting her grandparents.

For many elderly people in Montreal, being confined to their homes and physically distanced from those they love has been difficult. In some cases, it has even been crippling. “A lot of seniors are losing their mobility very quickly, because they’re confined at home, so they’re getting weaker, they’re walking …

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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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Quebec officials to provide update as coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise – Montreal

Quebec officials to provide update as coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise - Montreal

The Quebec government is expected to provide an update on its novel coronavirus response on Friday as the province prepares for a gradual reopening of the economy and schools. Premier François Legault cited herd immunity during his daily briefing on Thursday, saying that he thinks a progressive return to class …

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Concerns persist as Quebec caregivers granted access to senior’s homes, but not in all cases – Montreal

Concerns persist as Quebec caregivers granted access to senior’s homes, but not in all cases - Montreal

Beverly Spanier is finding it very difficult to get through the days. The resident at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte-Saint-Luc is no longer allowed to have caregivers spend time and look after her. She had hired several for more than 70 hours a week, but none of them …

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Coronavirus: Human rights complaint lodged over treatment of Quebec’s long-term care residents – Montreal

Coronavirus: Human rights complaint lodged over treatment of Quebec’s long-term care residents - Montreal

The ongoing novel coronavirus crisis that has been unfolding in dozens of Quebec long-term care homes for several weeks is now the subject of an official complaint. The Conseil pour la protection des malades (CPM), which works to protect the rights of patients, filed a complaint on Wednesday with the …

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