Nursing Home Press Releases

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Why Modernization of Nursing Homes' Matters

Posted on Mon, February 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm

  If you have the time, interest, and inclination, a visit to the Ontario Long-Term Care Associations Action Plan website (http://betterseniorscare.ca/.) will reveal myriad interesting facts, statistics, analysis, and stories that relate to long term care in Ontario.  The Association represents nearly 70% of Ontario's 630 long-term care homes and provides services to nearly 100,000 residents. According to the Association, there are 35,000 seniors in Ontario that live in Long-Term care homes which have been… Read More.


Surveillance Cameras in Nursing Homes

Posted on Tue, January 31, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  The use of surveillance cameras in residential homes and around front doors is nothing new.  You can even find them in daycare centres, never tiring in their duty of keeping a watchful eye on toddlers as they play and colour and nap.   Certainly, the technology itself is not new.  But a recent movement to allow surveillance cameras in nursing homes is, and its catching many people's attention.  With that has come strong opinions… Read More.


Nursing Home Violence Apparently Claims Another Victim; Latest In Nova Scotia.

Posted on Thu, December 1, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Ivy Meadows home in Nova Scotia is the scene of what appears to be the eighth agression-related death in just the last eight years in Nova Scotia nursing homes. Police have opened a suspicious death investigation, but are sharing little other information with the public. Nurses and personal support workers have long been aware of agression and behavioural-telated problems linked to dementia.  And yet provinces continue to lack both strategy and funding to adequately deal… Read More.


Former Nurse Accused of Killing Eight Elderly Patients in Ontario Nursing Homes

Posted on Thu, December 1, 2016 at 9:35 am

  Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the 49-year old former nurse charged in late October with killing eight elderly residents at two Ontario nursing homes remains in custody.   Wettlaufer's story generated significant media interest and drew renewed attention to Canada's long-term care sector. Stories of untimely deaths and serious incidents in nursing homes across the country are commonplace, but the magnitude of this story has shocked Canadians.   A task force in 2012 suggests that about 20%… Read More.


39th Annual BC Care Providers Association Conference: May 29-31, 2016 at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Posted on Thu, February 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

Keynote Speakers for the 39th Annual BC Care Providers Association Conference include Global National anchor Dawna Friesen and Dr. David Sheard.  The event is the largest two-day conference in the continuing care sector west of Toronto.   For more on this event, please see here: BC Care Providers Association Annual Conference   Read More.


Canada's Largest Gathering of Long-Term Care and Retirement Professionals: April 5th and 6th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Posted on Thu, February 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

  Over 1,200 delegates and 300 exhibitors will gather this Spring at Toronto's Metro Convention Centre for Canada's largest gathering of long-term care and retirement professionals.  Keynote speakers include Margaret Trudeau and Michael Kerr.   Sessions will include topics such as Innovative Care and Service Models, Senior Communities in Canada, Putting the Freeze on Food Costs, and Memory Care in Retirement Communities. For more information on this event, please visit here: Long-term Care and Retirement… Read More.


Ontario Long-Term Care Association Calls for More Staffing and Investment in Senior Homes

Posted on Thu, February 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

  The Ontario Long Term Care Association, the largest association of long-term care providers in Ontario, is calling for more staff and funding for Ontario's long-term care homes.  The CEO of the OLTCA, Candace Chartier, recently addressed the Economic Club of Canada and noted that government funding has not kept pace with the needs of Ontario's elderly.  She is asking the province to modernize homes, allocate additional resources to small town and rural homes, and… Read More.


Is Anti Psychotic Drug Use Soaring in our Nursing Homes?

Posted on Tue, August 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Originally posted April, 2014. The Toronto Star Reports in an article here: Toronto Star Article that the use of very potent and powerful antipsychotic drugs are becoming commonplace in Ontario nursing homes.  This is concerning to us at NursingHomeRatings on a number of levels.   First, atypical antipsychotic medication among those with dementia has been shown to increase the risk of death by as much as 60%.  Second, according to the Toronto Star article above,… Read More.


Nursing Homes for Dogs?

Posted on Thu, July 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  Japan has an aging population, but this will undoubtedly strike many as excessive:  nursing homes for pets?  Yes, it's true.  For the sizable sum of about $1,040 Cdn./mth. and up, dogs in Japan can find themselves in new, cozy surroundings complete with medical care, hair salons, and high end bedding.   It may be hard to believe, but you can read all about it from Standard Digital News by clicking this link: Nursing Homes… Read More.


PM Harper Announces Research Projects for Autism and Alzheimer Prevention

Posted on Thu, May 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that our Government will be supporting five new research projects in the areas of Alzheimer prevention and Autism under its Canada Brain Research Fund.  He also announced additional federal funding towards the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, a key component of the Fund.  Prime Minister Harper was joined by members of the Brain Canada Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation and the Chagnon Family, who are partnering in these initiatives through… Read More.


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