Ontario long-term care minister was ‘ahead’ of top doctor on COVID-19: commission

Ontario’s long-term care minister was aware of the dangers the novel coronavirus posed to the sector long before it was declared a global pandemic, a newly released transcript from the … Read More

Ontario LTC minister says she didn’t go public with COVID-19 concerns because she’s no expert

TORONTO — Ontario’s long-term care minister said she didn’t go public early last year with concerns about COVID-19 spreading in nursing homes because she didn’t consider herself an authority on … Read More

Ontario plans to provide 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot in all nursing homes by Feb. 15

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 12:29 pm     Updated January 13, 2021 12:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus: Front-line workers who left LTC homes in May won’t come back, commission hears

Many of the personal support workers who left Ontario’s long-term care system in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic due to poor pay and lack of full-time jobs have … Read More

Ontario government deciding which long-term care homes to get Red Cross support

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 13, 2020 11:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The Ontario government … Read More

Ontario long-term care commission to deliver report by end of April

TORONTO — Commissioners examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on Ontario’s long-term care facilities will be able to make recommendations for systemic change, but Premier Doug Ford isn’t yet saying whether … Read More

Judge who worked on Walkerton inquiry to lead Ontario long-term care homes commission

TORONTO – A high-profile judge who served as lead counsel for the Ontario government in the Walkerton inquiry says he will lead the province’s commission into the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect … Read More

Canadian researchers to test if antiviral drug can stop COVID-19 outbreaks at nursing homes

Researchers in Toronto have been given the green light to launch Canada’s first clinical trial into whether the antiviral drug favipiravir can help fight COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes … Read More

Coronavirus: Military deployment to Quebec, Ontario long-term care homes extended to June 26

The Canadian Armed Forces will continue to assist in Quebec and Ontario long-term care homes hit hard by the novel coronavirus crisis until June 26, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced … Read More

Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed over 5,700 coronavirus-related complaints

Workers in Ontario and Quebec filed thousands of complaints about unsafe working conditions as the novel coronavirus swept across Canada and pounded the country’s two most populous provinces, according to … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario long-term care head warns of ‘real urgency’ ahead of 2nd wave

The head of the association representing Ontario’s long-term care homes is warning there is “real urgency” for the homes to address the issues exacerbated by the first wave of the … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario takes over management of long-term care home in Vaughan

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 4, 2020 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – Ontario is taking … Read More

Canadians have ‘deluded’ themselves about the state of long-term care: doctor

Canadians have for years been turning a blind eye to the state of long-term care homes across the country and ignoring the growing question of how to care for the … Read More

Inspection reports found mouse feces, neglect, abuse at Ontario long-term care homes before COVID-19

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is advised.  Past inspection reports of the five long-term care homes in Ontario named in a troubling military … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier Doug Ford says Ontario to take over 5 more long-term care homes in GTA

Premier Doug Ford said the Ontario government will take over five more long-term care homes around the Greater Toronto Area amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government already put two other … Read More

Coronavirus: Premier Ford to make long-term care announcement after ‘horrific’ military report

TORONTO – Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement related to long-term care today, a day after a military report revealed allegations about five homes that the premier … Read More

Coronavirus: Families allege neglect at Pickering, Ont. care home where 70 died, call for police investigation

Families of residents at a Pickering long-term care home that has been hard-hit by a coronavirus outbreak are requesting a criminal investigation into the handling of the virus at the … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario latest province to look at controlling management of some long-term care homes

OTTAWA – The Ontario government now has an emergency power to control the management of privately run long-term care homes as the COVID-19 outbreak affecting Canada’s most vulnerable seniors continues. … Read More