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Vaccine confusion at Alberta senior care homes

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There’s growing confusion about which seniors are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the earliest stages of the rollout in Alberta after Premier Jason Kenney made an announcement on Monday. “We completed the first dose of vaccination at all of Alberta’s 357 long-term care, designated supportive living facilities,” Kenney said. …

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Nova Scotia withheld $229K in funding from long-term care homes over empty beds during COVID-19 – Halifax

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The Nova Scotia government has withheld $229,000 in funding from 24 long-term care homes across the province that did not immediately fill vacant beds when required to last fall. In September, after the first wave of COVID-19 subsided, the Department of Health and Wellness directed some facilities to fill …

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Round 1 of COVID-19 vaccinations finished for long-term care residents in Simcoe County, Muskoka – Barrie

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The first round of COVID-19 vaccination doses is now complete for long-term care residents in Simcoe County and Muskoka, the local health unit announced Tuesday. The news comes as Ottawa, Durham, Toronto, York, Peel and Windsor-Essex have also administered their first round of vaccines to all long-term care homes …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton reports 102 new COVID-19 cases, death at long-term care home – Hamilton

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Hamilton reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and one coronavirus-related death tied to a long-term care home (LTCH) outbreak. The city’s total number of active cases are up on Monday to 906 from 879 reported on Sunday. There have been 8,219 total coronavirus cases in Hamilton over …

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Coronavirus: Ontario patients to be ranked for life-saving care should ICUs become full

Coronavirus: Ontario patients to be ranked for life-saving care should ICUs become full

Hospitals in Ontario have received a triage protocol that lays out the criteria to be used if intensive care units fill up and medical resources are scarce. The memo by the province’s critical care COVID-19 command centre says patients will be scored on a short-term mortality risk assessment that …

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Coronavirus: Woodbridge long-term care home gets management support from local hospital

Coronavirus: Woodbridge long-term care home gets management support from local hospital

WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – A long-term care home in Woodbridge, Ont., and a local hospital have agreed to a voluntary management contract. Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Ont., will provide enhanced support to Villa Leonardo Gambin, according to the Ministry of Long-Term Care. The voluntary management contract will be in …

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More than 100 COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths reported at Barrie long-term care home

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More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been reported at a Barrie long-term care facility. The outbreak is at Roberta Place Long-Term Care Home, managed by Jarlette Health Services, in the area of Essa and Harvie roads. Nine residents have died at the facility, according to a statement from spokesperson …

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Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts – National

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Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. These vulnerable residents have a tendency to wander as well as a need for social connection and physical touch, leading them to …

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First COVID-19 vaccines administered to long-term care residents in Grey Bruce – Barrie

Nora Foster, a 71-year-old resident of Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home in Lion’s Head, Ont., is Bruce County’s first person to be inoculated.

The first COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were administered to long-term care home residents in Grey and Bruce counties on Friday. Eleonore Kueber, a 93-year-old resident of Maple View Long-Term Care Residence in Owen Sound, Ont., is Grey County’s first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, while Nora Foster, a 71-year-old …

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All of Toronto’s long-term care homes have held clinics offering 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose – Toronto

All of Toronto’s long-term care homes have held clinics offering 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose - Toronto

All 87 long-term care homes in Toronto have now held immunization clinics where staff and residents have been able to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to City officials. The City of Toronto made the announcement on Friday, which comes before the original target date of …

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