long-term care

long-term care

REMI Network

Scarce data in long-term care homes may hinder reform

A significant lack of socio-demographic data in long-term care homes could hinder the development of new standards and programs meant to improve elder care in Canada.
long-term care

REMI Network

Nova Scotia invests $96.5-mil in long-term care facilities

As part of a multi-year plan, the province will add 264 new beds in the central health zone and replace 1,298 beds at 14 nursing homes and three residential care facilities.
Indoor temperatures must be logged in Ontario long-term care homes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indoor temperatures logged in Ontario LTC homes

There is still no requirement for air conditioning in all residents’ rooms, but Ontario long-term care home operators now have to implement prescribed measures to prevent heat-related illnesses.
long-term care

REMI Network

Large-scale long-term care homes ‘strongly discouraged’

Researchers say 31 per cent of infections and 31 per cent of deaths could have been prevented if all Ontario long-term care residents had had single rooms.
long-term care

REMI Network

Ontario ramps up long-term care spaces

On the heels of a third wave advisory, Ontario is issuing thousands more long-term care spaces to be built across the province, many resulting in the construction of new homes.
COVID-19 outbreaks

REMI Network

Ontario reports record COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care

As of January 4th, 2021, 233 long-term care homes in Ontario have COVID-19 outbreaks, a record-high number for the pandemic.
ISSA Canada

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario Healthcare Housekeepers Association merges with ISSA Canada

The healthcare housekeeping industry in Ontario is applauding the merger of OHHA with ISSA Canada.
long-term care

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto tightens restrictions on long-term care homes

Effective October 5, the City of Toronto’s long-term care homes will be restricting entrance to staff members, essential visitors and essential caregivers.
long-term care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Dirty carpet impacts public opinion of long-term care facilities: survey

Clean carpet matters in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities, according to a new survey.
Chartwell retirement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Chartwell provides bleak operational update

Despite positive ratings from residents and families, the pandemic continues to have a negative impact on occupancy levels at Chartwell retirement homes.
construction

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Saskatchewan invests $80M in construction, renewal of long-term care facilities

The government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $80 million into its long-term care facilities, including $7.2 million for maintenance projects.
charter court

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Class action commenced against Woodbridge senior home

Thomson Rogers has issued a class action proceeding claiming $15 million in damages on behalf of the residents and families of a Woodbridge senior home owned by Sienna Senior Living.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sienna Senior Living introduces new safety measures

In the aftermath of the scathing report issued by the Canadian Armed Forces about the state Ontario long-term care, Sienna Living announced it will be increasing safety measures to protect resident and workers.
military report on long-term care homes

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Military exposes dire state of Ontario long-term care

The Canadian Armed Forces has issued a scathing report on the state of Ontario’s long-term care homes, shedding light on the grim conditions service members observed in five specific GTA residences.
Nova Scotia

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Outbreaks in congregate care homes rise dramatically

COVID-19 outbreaks in health and congregate care settings have increased dramatically across Ontario, according to recent data from the Ontario Health Coalition.
long-term care homes

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New report shows alarming rate of infection in senior care facilities

The Ontario Health Coalition released a 70-page report tracking 3,783 positive cases of COVID-19 within senior care facilities across the province.
Chartwell retirement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Chartwell issues update on impacts of COVID-19

Canada's largest owner and operator of senior living residences issued a statement addressing the impacts of COVID-19 on tenants, families and staff.