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Home care crisis in Ontario: lack of PSWs, nurses and therapists

TORONTO – It is a deep crisis that the home care sector is going through. During the Covid-19 pandemic there has been an unprecedented flight of personnel to other parts of the health system. “We have literally lost over 3,000 nurses, qualified therapists and personal support workers,” said Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario, which represents home care providers in Ontario, “and this is very bad news for Ontario residents who are receiving home care because now the number is so small that many people are left waiting at home for a nurse or therapist or PSW who will not arrive.”  (more…)

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Long-term care homes, NACI recommends booster dose

TORONTO – After the two doses, elderly residents of long-term care and retirement homes are now recommended the booster vaccine. To recommend its administration is the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) which has included this suggestion among its guidelines updated in recent days. Residents of these facilities “are at greater risk of Covid-19 infection due to their daily interactions with other residents and staff, as well as being at greater serious illness due to their age and previous pathologies”, reads the document.  (more…)

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NDP leader Horwath: ” Four hours of care in nursing homes. Now”

The lack of staff in nursing homes is the sore point and the problem inevitably has an impact on poor care for the elderly. This is the complaint of Andrea Horwath who today, during a conference in Ottawa, reiterated the need for an urgent increase in staff so that every resident can receive a minimum of four hours of assistance every day. A goal, which Doug Ford has assured, can be achieved in 2025. (more…)

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Vaccin obligatoriu pentru cei care locuiesc în campus

Article by Mariella Policheni — Translation and Video: Cristiana Petrescu

TORONTO – Cind cursurile se vor relua in septembrie, studenții care intenționează să locuiască în reședințele a două dintre cele mai mari universități din Toronto vor trebui să demonstreze că au fost vaccinați împotriva virusului Covid-19. (more…)

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In Ontario a fost aprobata a doua doză de Pfizer sau Moderna, pentru cei care au primit AstraZeneca

Article by Corriere Canadese Staff — Video & Translation: Cristiana Petrescu

TORONTO – Începând de astăzi, cei din Ontario care au primit prima doză de vaccin AstraZeneca, împotriva virusului Covid-19, vor avea trei opțiuni în ceea ce privește a doua doză. (more…)

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Freeland says Corona pandemic provides an opportunity for ‘national child care’

Chrystia Freeland Official Portrait/ Portrait officiel
Ottawa, ONTARIO, Canada on 20 November, 2019.
© HOC-CDC
Credit: Mélanie Provencher, House of Commons Photo Services

Toronto, April 9: Yesterday, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a conversation with former Minister Ken Dryden that the current government’s corona recovery plan has provided an opportunity to fulfill a long-standing commitment to ‘child care’. (more…)

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Federal Budget 2021-2022: $3B for seniors and long-term care

This week, Ottawa unveiled the Federal Budget 2021: a total of $101 Billion in new spending. Its aim is to stimulate the economy and to ensure a robust and “green” recovery, post-pandemic. The main focus, however, is geared to supporting Canadians in the fight against Covid-19.

In an interview with the CNMNG, the Honourable Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan and Minister for Seniors said Canadians will probably call this a People’s Budget.

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Premier Ford between budget, Covid-19 and health care in crisis

TORONTO – The 2021 Federal Budget came like a godsend for Doug Ford. And not so much for the individual measures contained in Minister Chrystia Freeland’s Budget Law – which in fact have a national character and which do not promise carte blanche at the expense of the Provinces against the pandemic – but for the possibility of alleviating the media pressure to which the premier has been subjected for almost a week now. (more…)

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LeBlanc says Canadians should prioritize “child care” in their budget

Inter Government MInister Dominic LeBlanc with courtesy of Canadian House of Commons

Toronto, April 12: Dominic LeBlanc, Canada’s Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, said safe early education and child care is an “economic imperative”. It also makes sense to consider the principle of universal basic income. He made the remarks in an interview with CBS Television’s Chief Political Correspondent Rosemary Burton on Sunday. (more…)

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The alarm: there is a lack of staff in Long-Term Care homes

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Third wave of Covid-19 on the way and staff shortages in long-term care homes. The situation is not expected to be rosy in the coming months. (more…)

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Long Term Care, McGeer: “Proposals ignored because they are expensive”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Hire thousands of personal support workers (PSW) and place infection control specialists in long-term care homes, – as has been done in Quebec – a system to allow hospitals to support the long-term care industry and to ensure seniors don’t have to share a room in three or four. These are some of the various proposals Ontario doctors have made to protect LTC residents but which the government has rejected “as too expensive.” (more…)


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