long-term care

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.
Saskatchewan construction long-term care

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.
congregate care settings

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.
infection control and prevention and the transmission of candida auris

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Report: Improving safety in long-term care facilities

A public inquiry requested by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has resulted in numerous recommendations to enhance the safety and care of residents in long-term care facilities.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The next frontier in infection prevention

Studies have shown that patient transfers from long-term care settings to hospitals present a major risk for the spread of infection.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario budget promises support, new beds for long-term care

The Ontario Government is planning to eliminating “hallway healthcare” by adding and upgrading long-term care beds throughout the province.
income and housing security

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Income and housing security top senior concerns

Canada's largest seniors' advocacy organization is prioritizing housing needs for different stages of aging among five key issues it plans to champion this year.
infection

REMI Network

Nursing homes can curb infection risk: U.S. report

A new assessment has found that participation in a national health collaborative that promotes evidence-based IPC can curb the risk of infection.