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"Shannex wins right to argue for secrecy of nursing-home contracts with province"

By admin - Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:35

"A private company in Halifax has won the right to argue against the New Brunswick government releasing secret details of its nursing-home contracts......

Coon wants the court to order the province to release six contracts it has signed with Shannex, without any redaction."

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/shannex-right-to-information-intervene-1.4487966

"Eight nursing homes planning to leave Toronto"

By admin - Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:25

"A total of eight long-term care homes with more than 1,200 beds between them are planning to move their operations elsewhere rather than build new facilities within the city.

The province has given all long-term care homes which do not meet its current design standards until 2025 to confine with the policy.

That means that 20 of the 36 long-term care facilities in central Toronto will have to be rebuilt if they wish to continue operating."

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/eight-nursing-homes-planning-to-leave-toronto-many-others-at-risk-of-leaving-1.3646546

"Aging-In-Place Report 2017"

By admin - Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:11

"This spring, Canada hit a new record. Statistics Canada released its 2016 census figures and for the first time in our country’s history, seniors (Canadians over the age of 65) outnumber children (those under 14 years of age). 1

The growth is substantial with the number of seniors increasing a staggering 20 per cent since 2011. This increase was even larger when looking at the oldest Canadians where numbers showed growth of 19.4 per cent for those over 85 and up 41.3 per cent among those over 100.

These increases demonstrate the urgent need for resources for this group – both as it relates to housing, healthcare and more. We know that aging Canadians want to stay in their homes as long as possible and together we want to help drive awareness and share information on the steps to take to not just age, but thrive, in place."

Read more: https://get.homestars.com/aging-in-place-2017/

Adults with physical disabilities are being placed in long term care homes

By admin - Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:23

".....More than 90,000 people spent time in “long-stay” beds in Ontario long-term care homes last fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care."

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/07/09/thousands-of-under-65-adults-with-physical-disabilities-are-being-forced-into-ontario-nursing-homes-ministry-data.html

Nursing homes in Ontario ordered to stop new admissions

By admin - Published on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:21

"The order affects two facilities operated by the Sharon Village Care Homes chain, Tyndall Nursing Home in Mississauga and Earls Court Long Term Care in London, along with a home from the Caressant Care chain in Fergus."

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2017/10/03/three-ontario-nursing-homes-ordered-to-stop-new-admissions-because-of-substandard-care.html

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