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Revera’s information on Maples care home of Winnipeg was ‘less than accurate’ during the weekend crisis

CBC News, Manitoba

Only seven of the 19 scheduled health care aides were present at the Maples home from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Ontario nursing homes break the law repeatedly with no consequences

Top 30 Ontario long-term care homes with most reported violations (from 2015 to 2019)

CBC News, Marketplace

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/marketplace/ontario-care-homes-violations-seniors-abuse-crimes-1.5772707

New analysis paints international picture of COVID-19 long-term care impacts Study released by the Canadian Institute of Health Information

CBC News

A new analysis released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that while Canada’s COVID-19 death rate is relatively low compared to other OECD countries, the proportion of deaths occurring in long-term care (LTC) is double the OECD average. As of May 25, at the country level, LTC residents accounted for 81% of all reported COVID-19 deaths in Canada, compared with an average of 42% in 16 other OECD countries (ranging from less than 10% in Slovenia and Hungary to 66% in Spain). This analysis examines Canada’s pandemic experience in LTC and that of other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), focusing on 3 areas: cases and deaths, baseline health system characteristics and policy responses.

Read the rest here:
https://www.cihi.ca/en/new-analysis-paints-international-picture-of-covid-19s-long-term-care-impacts

For a Snapshot PDF of the study’s findings, go to:
https://www.cihi.ca/sites/default/files/document/covid-19-rapid-response-long-term-care-snapshot-en.pdf

Video captures residents wandering into woman’s room at Ottawa long-term care home hit hard by COVID-19

Judy Trinh, CBC News, The Fifth Estate

A camera installed by a woman concerned about her mother’s health inside an Ottawa long-term care home overwhelmed by COVID-19 shows several residents wandering into a private room at the height of the outbreak. The footage shared with The Fifth Estate shows lapses in infection control and provides a glimpse into how Madonna Care Community, one of the hardest-hit nursing homes in Ontario, responded to the crisis. Madonna Care has one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the capital. Ninety-seven of the home’s 160 residents contracted COVID-19. Nearly half of them died.

Read the rest here:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/video-infection-control-lapse-wandering-residents-sienna-living-madonna-care-1.5611750

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