Canada’s new national long-term care standards released. Here’s what is different
A draft of updated recommendations to improve care provided by nursing homes was unveiled Thursday and will now undergo a 60-day public review.
Jan 27, 2022
A care revolution: Inside Canada’s first dementia village
There are communities revolutionizing dementia care as we know it — allowing those living with dementia to roam freely and live their lives.
Many seniors struggle with loneliness. The pandemic has only made it worse
From living alone to being confined in homes, the pandemic has also brought up important conversations on how seniors in Canada socialize and how long-term care needs to change.
Feb 20, 2021
Who owns the 5 Ontario long-term care homes cited by military for extreme neglect, abuse?
A report from Canada’s military detailed shocking allegations of neglect and abuse at five Ontario homes. Here is a look at who owns them.
May 29, 2020
No fines issued by hospitals under Ontario’s new long-term care law: province, OHA
No one has been fined in Ontario so far under a new law that can require patients to pay a daily $400 penalty if they refuse to move from a hospital to a long-term care home.
Here are the changes coming to Ontario’s publicly funded health care system
Ontario has announced a suite of changes in an effort to help stabilize the health-care system. Here's a look at some of the measures.
Aug 18, 2022
New long-term care facility coming to Mahone Bay
The new long-term care facility is adding 35 new beds to Lunenburg County, as the current Mahone Bay nursing Home has a capacity of 61.
Dec 9, 2020
Fired Sienna exec alleges rampant resident abuse in chain’s Ontario nursing homes
In his untested claim against Sienna Senior Living, Chris Leedham alleges he was terminated after he raised concerns about the mistreatment of residents.
Apr 29, 2021
320-bed long-term care facility unveiled at Kingston’s new Providence Village
The Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul have unveiled more detailed plans to transform their property at 1200 Princess St. into a 'village' community.
Aug 18, 2020
How poverty, not pain, is driving Canadians with disabilities to consider medically-assisted death
Experts say poverty and stress are making people sicker, and driving a lot of Canadians with disabilities to consider ending their lives.
Oct 8, 2022
The Canadian long-term care dilemma — where are we headed?
When Barbara Heuman could only see her husband through the window of a long-term care home, she began the process of bringing him home.
Jul 8, 2021
Ontario nursing home law violates Charter, advocates allege in lawsuit
Advocates allege in a lawsuit that a controversial Ontario long-term care law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
What we know about the Woodstock nurse charged with killing 8 nursing home residents
Elizabeth Tracey Mae Wettlaufer's online persona is in stark contrast to the picture police have painted of the 49-year-old Woodstock, Ont., nurse, who faces eight charges of first-degree murder in the deaths of former patients under her care.
Oct 25, 2016
99% of Ontario nursing homes now have air conditioning in residents’ rooms: minister
Nearly 99 per cent of nursing homes in Ontario now have air conditioning in residents' rooms, almost a year after the province set a deadline for the requirement.
Over 75% of Canadian nurses burnt out, RNAO survey finds
A new survey conducted by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has found that over 75 per cent of Canada's nurses are "burnt out."
May 12, 2022
Ontario PSW pay gap hurts home care services, advocate group says, calls for more funding
According to a study released last year, PSWs in Ontario long-term care homes make an average hourly wage of $22.69, compared a $17.30 hourly rate paid to home care PSWs.
Mar 7, 2021
As federal dental bill passes, seniors in N.S. and N.B. are left waiting
A new program by the federal government has the first wave set to be rolled out by December. A seniors group is New Brunswick is making the call for more supports immediately.
Nov 18, 2022
Former Nova Scotia orphanage for Black children marks 100th anniversary
The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children opened on June 6, 1921, and has since been torn down, but a new replica home is being built to support the community.
Jun 7, 2021
Ontario hospitals continue to deal with significant staffing shortages
The Ontario Nurses' Association says it estimates the province is short approximately 30,000 nurses in hospitals and home care settings and calls on the government to do more.
Oct 21, 2022