CARE-WATCH Jan 9, 2021: Long Term Care News

QUOTABLES:

“All but three of the homes hospitals are managing are owned by for-profit corporations. St. George in downtown Toronto is owned by Sienna Senior Living Inc., one of Canada’s largest operators of private, for-profit long-term care homes.”

rose dsouza ONDP special advisor + health research
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SALTAlberta’s Carol Wodak Interview

Interviewed by The Family Councils Collaborative Alliance (FCCA) our goal is to work with Family Councils to provide information on the issues that are impacting their loved ones and we are using the platform of the The LTC (Long Term Care) Chronicles to discuss and promote these issues.  We want to have a discussion that will effect change and have families part of the discussion.

Alberta LTC COVID Cases Jan 7, 2021

243 Affected Homes
8095
Total Cases
785
Deaths

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Long-term care homes in Canada: How many and who owns them?

BREAKING NEWS

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Canada News:

Facility-Based Continuing Care Review Surveys

Alberta Health has engaged MNP LLP (MNP), a Canadian accounting and consulting firm, to complete a Facility-Based Continuing Care Review (Review). This Review will identify opportunities for enhancing and improving designated supportive living and long-term care in Alberta, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of continuing care residents and their families, resident care outcomes, the satisfaction and quality of work environment of staff, and the cost effectiveness of facility-based continuing care service delivery. One of the inputs into the Review is to seek input from Albertans regarding the future of facility-based continuing care in our province.

MNP has developed customized survey tools to collect input from different groups of stakeholders in Alberta. From the options provided below, please select the survey that best fits your current level of involvement with facility-based continuing care in Alberta. If you are unsure about which survey to select, please email MNP at: FBCCReview_SurveySupport@mnp.ca

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Calgary care aide who died of COVID-19 leaves painful absence for best friend

Joe Marie (Jing) Corral, 61, passed away in December after contracting COVID-19 at Bethany Riverview

Ephraim Tiangha says there’s been a painful absence in his home since his best friend, a health-care aide at a long-term care centre, died from COVID-19.

Tiangha dreads another void that awaits him when he returns to work later this month at Calgary’s Bethany Riverview, where he worked alongside Joe Marie (Jing) Corral in the same dementia unit.

“There is emptiness in the house,” he said. “In the workplace, there will be emptiness because we work together as a team.”

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CAREWATCH is Inspired by Carol Wodak founding member of CITIZEN WATCH

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