Seniors

Scott Thompson: We’re all to blame for how we treat our seniors? – Hamilton

Scott Thompson: We’re all to blame for how we treat our seniors? - Hamilton

Society is to blame for the way we treat our seniors, not our politicians. After a horrific report from the Canadian Forces, who stepped in to help the crisis of coronavirus outbreaks at five Ontario long-term care homes, it seems many of us are looking for someone to blame. Perhaps …

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Royal Kingston Curling Club thanks Trillium Retirement and Care Community employees – Kingston

Royal Kingston Curling Club thanks Trillium Retirement and Care Community employees - Kingston

A cool and wet Monday morning didn’t dampen spirits at the Trillium Retirement and Care Community. With COVID-19 restrictions in place limiting group sizes as well as access to retirement and long-term care facilities, it was a small group that stood outside the Trillium facility in Kingston’s west end. Complete …

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Manitobans should remain vigilant around care homes during COVID-19: seniors’ advocate – Winnipeg

Manitobans should remain vigilant around care homes during COVID-19: seniors’ advocate - Winnipeg

Manitoba’s personal care homes are set to start allowing outdoor visits with residents next week, but a local seniors advocate says caution is key when moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. Connie Newman, executive director of the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres, says her big worry is that people might …

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More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why – National

More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why - National

More men have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, across the world than women — except in Canada. According to the latest data from the Public Health Agency of Canada, more women have been diagnosed with COVID-19 than men, and more women have died as a …

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Federal funds to expand Community Care Peterborough meal delivery to Peterborough County – Peterborough

Federal funds to expand Community Care Peterborough meal delivery to Peterborough County - Peterborough

Community Care Peterborough has received more than $58,000 to expand existing food delivery services for rural and isolated seniors in Peterborough County during the coronavirus pandemic. The $58,054 in funding was announced Wednesday by the United Way Peterborough and District. It’s part of the federal government’s $9-million investment announced in …

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Saskatoon company helping families connect amid COVID-19 pandemic

Saskatoon company helping families connect amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted May 1, 2020 7:13 pm Updated May 1, 2020 8:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It can be difficult staying in touch with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with seniors who might not …

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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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‘It’s horrific’: 68 dead from COVID-19 outbreak at U.S. veteran long-term care home – National

‘It’s horrific’: 68 dead from COVID-19 outbreak at U.S. veteran long-term care home - National

Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S. While the death toll at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home …

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Northwood to increase testing following 36 new cases of COVID-19 at Halifax campus – Halifax

Northwood to increase testing following 36 new cases of COVID-19 at Halifax campus - Halifax

The president and CEO of Northwood, Janet Simm, announced Monday that the nursing home is increasing testing and its resources in the fight against COVID-19 after 36 new cases have been identified at its Halifax campus. According to Simm, there are now a total number of 152 cases, including 111 …

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Coronavirus: Belleville, Ont., care home halts spread of COVID-19 – Kingston

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

A COVID-19 outbreak in a Belleville, Ont., long-term care home has been halted after nine people tested positive. On March 30, a Hastings Manor staff member tested positive for the novel coronavirus, since then, five residents and four staff members inside the home have contracted the virus. “It only takes …

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