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Canada Covid-19 Updates English Featured News Updates Ontario

Nursing homes, from Friday no tests for asymptomatic immunized

TORONTO – With phase 3 in Ontario will also come a relaxation of restrictions in long-term care homes in the province. From Friday, in fact, the Covid test that is performed at the entrance of LTC homes will no longer be a requirement for staff, health workers and visitors completely immunized and asymptomatic. The decision was made by the government in consultation with Dr Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and is based on the latest scientific evidence and expert advice. (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…)

English Family Living Health & Medicine

Nursing homes: more vaccinated, fewer restrictions

Caregiver helping an elderly woman with her walking aid outdoors in the grounds of the retirement home.

They will resume having lunch together, participating in social activities, embracing those who care for them. Thanks to the increase in vaccination rates, Ontario has decided to relax in long-term care homes the restrictions adopted to contain Covid-19 infections. (more…)

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LTC Commission Report reveals willful negligence in LTC homes

 

On April 30, Ontario’s Long-Term Care Covid-19 Commission released its final report to the Provincial Government. Not surprisingly, long-term care (LTC) homes were “easy targets for uncontrolled outbreaks”, the report said. Nor was there any pandemic preparedness plan in place to protect vulnerable residents and staff from the highly infectious Covid-19 virus.

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Covid-19 Updates English Politics

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…)

English Opinion

Nursing homes scandal: unpunished violations

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The initial shock soon was replaced by anger. The photograph of Long Term Care Homes that emerges from a CBC News investigation is shocking. Not only are anti-contagion security protocols broken in these facilities while the Covid-19 pandemic is underway, but LTCs found red-handed are not punished for their behaviour. As they say in Italian, after the pulling of ears”, everything ends up in “tarallucci and wine”. It’s a fact. Inspections of Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes almost never have consequences. Homes are asked to solve the problem, but even if an inspector returns and finds the same problem, there are no fines or penalties. In very rare cases, houses are forbidden to accept new residents. (more…)


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