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Force Homes to Install Sprinklers and Increase Staffing Levels

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

CUPE joins fire chiefs\' call for safer nursing homes     TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 12, 2012) - The Ontario Liberal government must make improved safety for 200,000 residents of older nursing and retirement homes a priority and force these homes to install sprinklers and increase staffing levels, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. CUPE supports the sound recommendations by the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs to prevent… Read More.

Taking Action to Protect Long-term Care Residents

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety Heard From Close To 2,000 Ontarians TORONTO, May 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety, established to address incidents of abuse and neglect in long-term care homes as well as the potential underreporting of these incidents, has finalized its action plan for the long-term care sector. Almost 2,000 individuals and groups responded to the task force\'s survey or made… Read More.

Expect More Short Stay Programs for Long-term Care

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Shifting to accommodate transitional care in long term care homes is a direction the sector is willing to embrace but the needs of long stay residents must remain a priority. This was the message delivered today at the Economic Club of Canada by Donna Rubin, CEO of the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS), as part of a panel speaking on the roles that prevention… Read More.

Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors

Posted on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Funding Boost for Community Care Is Good News for Ontario`s Seniors TORONTO, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario government has announced a significant investment of $526 million per year for the next three years for home care and community services that will help seniors stay at home longer. ``For some time, the government has been looking to the community sector to take pressure off hospitals and long term care homes but adequate resourcing has… Read More.

Harper Government Announces Funds to Improve Quality Nursing Services in Rural and Remote Canada

Posted on Tue, March 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

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`Tis the Season to be Wary of Elderly Financial Abuse

Posted on Thu, December 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Released: 12/14/2011 9:00 AM ESTSource: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Newswise — If this year`s holiday period is anything like the last, seniors should be advised that, along with seasonal elevations of joy and good cheer, the risk of falling victim to elder financial abuse is also increasing. Older adults need to know the warning signals of financial abuse and exploitation, how to prevent it, and what to do if it does… Read More.

Pension Experts Call for Expanded C.P.P.

Posted on Tue, December 13, 2011 at 6:00 am

  Finance ministers set to discuss pensions at Victoria summit OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - A group of leading experts on pension reform in Canada is urging Canada`s finance ministers to commit to expanding the Canada Pension Plan as the best means available to provide retirement security for Canadians. ``We urge the finance ministers to expand the Canada Pension Plan,`` the group says in an open letter released just days before the federal,… Read More.

Appointment to the National Seniors Council

Posted on Mon, December 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2011) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), today announced the appointment of a new member to the National Seniors Council (NSC) for a three-year term. \"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurice Royer as a new member of the National Seniors Council,\" said Minister Finley.… Read More.

$1,500 Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit for Seniors in Ontario

Posted on Tue, November 22, 2011 at 6:00 am

  Who would be eligible for the credit? The credit would be available to senior home owners and tenants, 65 years of age or older by the end of the year for which the credit is claimed. Family members who share a home with a senior relative would also be able to claim the proposed credit. What kinds of renovations would be eligible for the credit? Examples would include ramps, stair lifts, walk-in bathtubs, and… Read More.

BMO Retirement Institute Report: Minding Your Taxes Can Unlock Retirement Savings for Boomers

Posted on Thu, October 27, 2011 at 5:00 am

  When it comes to how capital gains and dividends are taxed, almost 80 per cent of Boomers either have it wrong or don\'t know - More than 40 per cent don\'t recognize the correct tax effect of making a withdrawal from an RRIF - Poor tax decisions during retirement could result in a claw back of government benefits such as Old Age Security - TFSA an ideal mechanism for retirees seeking a tax shelter… Read More.

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