Woman urges mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for long-term care staff amid outbreak in Ontario

The daughter of one long-term care resident in Ontario says staff who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 pose a significant risk to those living within the homes, and is calling … Read More

Bingo, movie nights: COVID-19 outbreaks plummet in LTC homes as vaccines bring relief

After more than a year, bingo and movie nights are back at Chester Village, one of the first long-term care homes in Ontario to fully vaccinate almost all of its … Read More

Provinces sitting on millions in COVID-19 funds for long-term care homes: CCPA

Almost a year into the pandemic, several provinces in Canada do not have sufficient plans in place to tackle COVID-19 in long-term care homes, according to a new report. The … Read More

Should I be worried about mail after Canada Post outbreak? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada and experts are wondering what 2021 holds when it comes to prevention measures and vaccines. For … Read More

Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say. Most seniors want to stay at … Read More

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

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 … Read More

1st round vaccinations in long-term care complete in Windsor, underway in London

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s medical officer of health says the region is the first in the province to complete the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care homes. … Read More

Visit restrictions amid COVID-19 caused ‘spike in depression’ in long-term care homes

A plastic barrier sits on a table between Debbie Drew and her father during their visits in the reception area of a long-term care home where the first Canadian died … Read More

Beyond coronavirus, deaths from neglect in U.S. nursing homes also surging: experts

As more than 90,000 of the United States’ long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of fatalities is quietly claiming … Read More

Seniors’ minister ‘hopeful’ coronavirus will be watershed for better treatment for seniors

Canadian Seniors’ Minister Deb Schulte says she is optimistic the coronavirus pandemic will mark a watershed moment for how the country treats elderly Canadians. In an interview with The West … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Calls grow for public inquiry into COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia government confirmed that after 28 days of no active cases of COVID-19 the outbreak at Northwood can officially be considered resolved. But for families who … Read More

Coronavirus: Red Cross to gradually take over from military in Quebec long-term care homes

The Red Cross will be sent to long-term care homes in Quebec as the Canadian Armed Forces wraps up its mission. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the situation has been … Read More

Canadian troops may be called to testify in court cases against long-term care homes

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 7, 2020 1:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Members of the Canadian Armed … 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

Long-term care facilities are the only option for many. What happens when they fall short?

Hundreds of long-term care facilities across Canada have struggled with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, leaving a string of deaths and communities shaken. In response to the overwhelming outbreaks in … Read More

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the … Read More

Federal aid needed for long-term care homes before 2nd wave of COVID-19: advocates

The federal government must do more to help provinces prepare long-term care homes for the next wave of COVID-19, the Ontario Long Term Care Association says. Association CEO Donna Duncan … Read More

Troops in long-term care homes raise concerns about management, say many workers doing their best

Canadian soldiers helping fight novel coronavirus outbreaks in several long-term care homes say many front-line workers are doing the best they can. The troops, Global News has learned, have raised … Read More

Ottawa needs to address long-term care crisis via funding, national standards: doctors

The Canadian Medical Association says the federal government needs to address “appalling conditions” in a number of long-term care homes across the country. The association issued a call on Thursday … Read More

Coronavirus: Nothing ‘off the table’ in solving long-term care crisis, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he’s “not taking anything off the table” when it comes to addressing shortcomings in Canada’s long-term care homes, but stayed tight-lipped on whether … Read More

Italy’s nursing homes struggle to survive after thousands died from coronavirus

Italy’s nursing homes, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which claimed the lives of thousands of residents, face financial pressures that threaten to put many out of business and create a … Read More

‘A failed venture’: Unifor president says Canada needs better long-term care system

After witnessing the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus on many long-term care homes and its staff, the president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the country needs “a … Read More

York Region nursing home where 18 died due to COVID-19 declares end of outbreak

An outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a York Region nursing home that left almost one in five of its residents dead has officially ended, according to its executive director. … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Coronavirus: Emergency order allows Ontario to control management of long-term care homes

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2020 8:47 am Updated May 13, 2020 8:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size … Read More

Coronavirus: No easy fix for problems in Canada’s nursing, retirement homes

For years, those living and working in nursing and retirement homes across the country have struggled as overburdened caregivers tried to maintain a basic level of care and dignity for … Read More

How Canada’s nursing homes can be fixed to avoid repeat of COVID-19 outbreak

As health officials continue to struggle to contain novel coronavirus causing devastation in Canada’s long-term care homes, experts say there are a number of changes that can be made to … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Coronavirus: 3 deaths, 2 new cases reported at London-Middlesex seniors’ facilities: MLHU

The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in London and Middlesex rose to 26 on Thursday after health officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported three new deaths, all … Read More

Nova Scotia announces 4 more deaths as a result of coronavirus outbreak

Nova Scotia has announced four additional deaths in the province as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Health officials say three of the deaths occurred … Read More