CARE-WATCH MAY 30, 2020

Long-Term Care Today

New Feature: News from the front lines in Seniors’ Long Term-Care, Inspired by Carol Wodak founding member of CITIZEN WATCH

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Providing them money while still allowing multi-million dollar corporations like Revera and Chartwell to run a profit is rewarding them for their failures.

The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
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BACKGROUNDER: CITIZEN WATCH was created as a public service for the people of Alberta.  It was the work of an ever-widening network of individuals from across the province, including families and friends of long term care and assisted or supportive living residents and those requiring long term care supports in their own homes. CITIZEN WATCH WEBSITE 

PRINTABLES:Carol’s carefully crafted carewatch content

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Ontario Premier Ford and union head at odds over long-term care inspections

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Ontario long-term care problems a result of privatization, says union president

What B.C. did right in long-term care homes during pandemic

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Main Headlines

COVID-19: Alberta expands asymptomatic testing to everyone ahead of phase two of relaunch

Every Albertan is now eligible for COVID-19 testing, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Friday afternoon.

Effective immediately, Albertans do not need to be symptomatic or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive in order to be tested. The chief medical officer of health said the testing expansion is being done to help understand the full extent of COVID-19 in the province as more businesses begin to open.

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