Quebec Seniors

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: Families of loved ones at Maimonides sound alarm over alleged neglect

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

Those with loved ones at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc are outraged, alleging that neglect is putting some residents at serious risk. Brothers Marc and Patrick Azoulay believe the alleged neglect might even have cost them the life of one parent, Edmund Azoulay, and they fear they …

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COVID-19: New cases in Quebec drop below 700, six new deaths

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

Quebec is reporting 662 new infections and six more deaths as the third wave of the COVID-19 continues across the province Monday. Authorities say one Quebecer died in the last 24 hours while the other fatalities occurred earlier in the month. The number of hospitalizations linked to the pandemic …

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Coronavirus: Health-care workers speak out about vaccine rollout after Maimonides legal notice – Montreal

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Nathan Freedland is counting down the days until he gets vaccinated against COVID-19. “I’m almost in tears, I’m so happy I’m gonna get this vaccine,” he smiled. He’s an emergency room nurse at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe Claire and is among health-care workers there who are now …

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Coronavirus crisis an opportunity to overhaul Quebec’s devastated long-term care homes – National

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The COVID-19 pandemic in Quebec was marked by images from long-term care homes: isolated seniors peering out from windows, bodies in zippered bags on stretchers exiting imposing brick buildings. The pandemic tore a destructive path through Quebec’s provincially run seniors facilities, killing thousands and exposing systemic flaws in a …

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Maimonides residents feeling hopeful one day after getting the COVID-19 vaccine – Montreal

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Quebec residents in a long-term care facility (CHSLD) who have already received their COVID-19 vaccination say so far they are happy with the rollout and are looking forward to life returning to normal. Health experts caution, however, that normal is still a long way off yet. The inoculations started …

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Residents of Rigaud seniors’ home being forced to relocate after owner told to cease activities – Montreal

Residents of Rigaud seniors’ home being forced to relocate after owner told to cease activities - Montreal

Librada Samson, or Brenda as friends call her, owns the Maison des Anges Blanc — a private retirement home in the town of Rigaud in the Montérégie. She currently has four seniors in her care, but now they’re being forced to relocate and have until Dec. 18 to find …

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West Island non-profit raising funds for iPads to keep seniors connected – Montreal

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Our senior population often feels isolated,but COVID-19 has made matters worse. One West Island non-profit is trying to change that through a special iPad-matching program. Felicia Filip and 60 year-old Gerry are part of that program. They have a special relationship — one conducted exclusively through the phone. Sometimes, …

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Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec sends ‘swat teams’ to control outbreaks of COVID-19 in 4 long-term care residences

Quebec is deploying what it is describing as “swat teams” to four long-term care homes in the province where there are significant COVID-19 outbreaks. The emergency field teams are being sent to bring the outbreaks under control and eliminate the spread of the virus. The proportion of infected residents …

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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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