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‘My beautiful, precious mother deserves better’: Barrie woman wants long-term-care home changes

‘My beautiful, precious mother deserves better’: Barrie woman wants long-term-care home changes (January 22, 2021) By: Chris Simon, Simcoe.com Anna Tomlinson is worried for her mother’s safety. The Barrie woman hasn’t seen her mom, Gloria, in person for about a month. Gloria has late-stage dementia and is residing in a long-term-care facility within the city. […]

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Coronavirus: Speed up vaccines to Ontario long-term care homes to prevent deaths and cases, experts say

Coronavirus: Speed up vaccines to Ontario long-term care homes to prevent deaths and cases, experts say (January 22, 2021) By: Holly McKenzie-Sutter, JumpRadio TORONTO — Refocusing Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on long-term care residents would prevent 115 deaths and hundreds more cases by the end of March, according to projections from a team of experts advising the […]

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Woman “Devastated” By Impact On LTC Homes

Woman “Devastated” By Impact On LTC Homes (January 22, 2021) By: Colin Redston, Country1053.ca The daughter of a Southbridge Roseview resident is among those sharing painful stories of family members in long-term care homes during the second wave of the pandemic. Debbie Shubat spoke on a Zoom call Friday hosted by the Ontario Health Coalition […]

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Health Coalition calls for immediate action on ‘profound’ COVID-19 long-term care crisis

Health Coalition calls for immediate action on ‘profound’ COVID-19 long-term care crisis (January 23, 2021) By: Sydenham Current Staff, Sydenham Current The Ontario Health Coalition is calling for immediate action from the Province of Ontario to address the “profound” crisis impacting long-term care in Ontario, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During a press conference on Friday, […]

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Get vaccines to LTC homes: Advisory group

Get vaccines to LTC homes: Advisory group (January 23, 2021) By:  Holly Mckenzie-Sutter, Brockville Recorder & Times TORONTO Refocusing Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout on longterm care residents would prevent 115 deaths and hundreds more cases by the end of March, according to projections from a team of experts advising the government on the pandemic. The […]

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LEVY: Upset families of LTC residences accuse province of not taking second wave seriously

LEVY: Upset families of LTC residences accuse province of not taking second wave seriously (January 23, 2021) By: Donald Macdonald, Sudbury Star Jennifer Penny’s 81-year-old mom died of COVID-19 on Boxing Day, two days after staff at her Niagara Falls long-term care home claimed she was “doing well” despite testing positive for the virulent virus. […]

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Coalition of families, health-care organizations declare crisis in Ontario’s LTC homes

Coalition of families, health-care organizations declare crisis in Ontario’s LTC homes (January 23, 2021) By: Megan Delarie, Toronto.com Group says the reality of long-term care homes is not how the Ford government portrays it. A coalition of 100 health-care organizations and relatives of long-term care residents is accusing the provincial government of downplaying what it […]

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Long-term care in crisis

Long-term care in crisis (January 24, 2021) By: Jodi Lundmark, Chronicle Journal Debbie Shubat’s mother Amy is 92 years old and has dementia, and she’s a resident of Southbridge Roseview long-term care home. “I can’t stop thinking about her,” said Shubat during a virtual press conference held by the Ontario Health Coalition on Friday. “I […]

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