Commission Says Long-Term Care Homes Need More People, More Time

It’s one of the worst kept secrets of the pandemic that it has disproportionately affected long-term care homes and the elderly. According to the people charged with investigating those effects, 55 per cent of long-term care homes have experienced COVID-19 outbreaks, and 75 per cent of all COVID fatalities were in long-term care, and as we enter the second wave, those investigators have come forward with some immediate advice. Continue reading “Commission Says Long-Term Care Homes Need More People, More Time”

GUELPH POLITICAST #220 – Supporting Our PSWs

There are 130,000 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in Ontario alone. They are a vital link in the healthcare chain for people that need assistance at home, or in long-term care. They assist people who are seriously ill, and the elderly, and they perform a variety of functions including help with healthcare needs, personal assistance, palliative care, supportive care, and work around the house like cooking and housekeeping. So why do we know so little about them? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #220 – Supporting Our PSWs”

Health Minister Has Vaping Concerns as London Confirms Illness

In an act of cosmic irony, Ontario’s Minister of Health issue official concerns about vaping-related illnesses Wednesday morning just hours before officials at the¬†Middlesex-London Health Unit announced that they may have the first case of severe pulmonary illness linked to vaping in Canada. Continue reading “Health Minister Has Vaping Concerns as London Confirms Illness”

GUELPH POLITICAST #128 – Guelph Wellington Oral Health Action Committee

The saying goes, “let a smile be your umbrella,” but there are a whole lot of people out there for whom their smile is a source of grief, and not a source of relief. Before we go into Election Day, let’s hear from some people talking about one of the election issues that has not gotten a lot of press, but is nonetheless factored into every major party platform in someway: dental care. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #128 – Guelph Wellington Oral Health Action Committee”