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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

This weekend,  I put down the latest Brandon Sanderson book so that I could read  ‘A Perfect Storm: The COVID-19 Experience for Revera and the Long Term Care Sector’ which is a report completed by an independent expert advisory panel. I have blogged about the Crisis In Long Term Care…

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Definition of (Essential) Family Caregiver

While we are still learning how best to live under the threat of either spreading or catching Covid, our long term care facilities are starting to also figure this out.  See: https://www.allaboutestates.ca/family-essential-visitors/ With  80% of all COVID deaths having occurred in LTC facilities, this is definitely too late for many…

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Can A Broken System Be Fixed?

I don’t know about you- but I am struggling with our new normal and the mounting deaths in Long Term Care.  As you have been reading, for the last several years we have had major challenges in our Long Term Care system.  I previously wrote a 3 – part article…

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One Conversation Can Make All The Difference

Last week I shared that as of April 19, 2020, there were 112 long-term care homes in Ontario  impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks and as of April 26, there are now 147 facilities affected with 654 confirmed resident deaths. This number is staggering. What I do understand is that many of…

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And the losers are Long Term Care patients

As of Sunday, 112 long-term care homes in Ontario are grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks and the number is still growing. From the 553 deaths (as reported on Sunday April 19 9:35 am), 240 were residents of long- term care homes.  Shockingly, four residences have reported more than 20 deaths each…

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Here’s hoping for a Happy Monday.

It is hard to focus on anything outside of the current state of affairs and mounting challenges  as a result of Covid. Everyone’s lives are impacted at some level, so today’s blog discusses a few elder care concerns I am seeing. Most recently I have read that the Ontario government is…

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No, You Can Not Visit Your Mom, Dad…..

There was a recent CBC news article, dated Nov 23 2019, which reported that The Trespass Act was used illegally to keep families away from their loved ones, as they were speaking out about about conditions in Long Term Care and retirement residences where their loved ones lived. The article…

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Butterfly, Eden Alternative and Green House Project coming to Toronto funded Long Term Care homes- sometime down the road.

 As you know we have had a crisis in our Long Term Care homes. Not enough beds and not enough staff. I have blogged extensively on the subject.  However there is some light starting to shine through.  As you may know the City of Toronto operates 10 long term care…

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Crisis in Long Term Care: Thinking About Tomorrow

My last 3 blogs have highlighted some of the challenges we are currently facing in our Long Term Care sector.  The bottom line is this: there are not enough residential placement beds to address the current and growing demand for those individuals whose care needs can no longer be met…

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Crisis in Long Term Care Continued # 3

This blog will address some of the first hand experiences that my clients and I have had when interfacing with the Long Term Care sector. 1.  Younger adults. I worked with a 42 year old gentleman who lived with a degenerative motor disease. He could no longer live on his…

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