Restrictions on Visitors Loosen in LTC and Guelph General

Tomorrow, Ontario opens into phase two of the provincial re-opening framework, which means there’s more access to more places, and it appears that some of those places now include long-term care homes and Guelph General Hospital. From the Government of Ontario is news that visitor restrictions are being eased in Ontario long-term care homes, while locally Guelph General is doing the same. Continue reading “Restrictions on Visitors Loosen in LTC and Guelph General”

Long-Term Care Needs a Lot of Help Now According to Green Leaders

The day after Ontario’s Auditor General report on long-term care homes in the province, the provincial and federal leaders of the Green Party teamed up to say that enough is enough. Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was joined by Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul and advocate for the elderly Laura Tamblyn Watts to talk about the urgent need for action to protect Ontario’s seniors. Continue reading “Long-Term Care Needs a Lot of Help Now According to Green Leaders”

Federal Minister Hears Concerns from Local Seniors

Times have been tough for seniors over the last year. COVID-19 has hit them especially hard, and even now with the vaccine rollout and some signs of recovery, the burden of this pandemic is still disproportionately falling on them. Seniors have a lot of concerns, so who better to hear them than Canada’s Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte, who took part in a virtual roundtable discussion with Guelph seniors’ groups Wednesday. Continue reading “Federal Minister Hears Concerns from Local Seniors”

Opposition Rallies for Paid Sick Days, Quicker Vaccine Distribution

There are some good signs that the case count of COVID-19 infections is going down, but we are still far from the end of the line. Perhaps that’s why Ontario Liberal leader sent an open letter to his fellow opposition leaders this Monday to ask for their support in getting paid sick days back on the agenda, which is only the latest proposed measure to get such a vital protection for Ontario’s workers. Continue reading “Opposition Rallies for Paid Sick Days, Quicker Vaccine Distribution”

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”

Ontario Government Finally Announces Plans for Long Term Care Review

COVID-19 has ravaged long-term care homes here in Ontario and across Canada, and a lot of people have been wondering why. A report from the Canadian Forces back in May started pointing some fingers, but now the Provincial government is going to start a more formal process. Ontario is finally launching its independent long-term care COVID-19 commission, but some people think we should already know the answer. Continue reading “Ontario Government Finally Announces Plans for Long Term Care Review”

Ontario Announces Changes for Long-Term Care, and the Creation of Social Circles

The Government of Ontario has announced a lot of changes lately, but the latest changes involve where COVID-19 has hurt the most, long-term care homes. The medical officer of health for Ontario has given the greenlight for people to be able to visit their family members in long-term care again, but under some very strict guidelines. Continue reading “Ontario Announces Changes for Long-Term Care, and the Creation of Social Circles”

Ontario Takes Action on Long-Term Care Homes as Outbreak Continues

In response to growing concern about the state of long-term care homes in the province, and after an especially damning report from the CBC, the Ontario government announced changes to how the COVID-19 pandemic is being managed in places where so many in our most vulnerable population lives. Continue reading “Ontario Takes Action on Long-Term Care Homes as Outbreak Continues”