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Long-term care homes lacking

It’s a retirement home that features several recreation rooms, a main-floor café, fireplaces, big screen TVs, a second floor balcony overlooking a courtyard and a dining room on each floor. It might not sound like your average long-term care residence — probably because it’s not. But it is the benchmark the Ontario Long Term Care

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Kitchener home touted as model of long-term care

KITCHENER — A Kitchener nursing home is being praised as a model of long-term care. “The residents who live in Trinity Village have such a high quality of living because of their surroundings,” said Candace Chartier, chief executive officer of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. “Every single resident in long-term care deserves to be

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Manor board receives support on calls for increased provincial funding

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Centennial Manor board is requesting support of a motion they passed, calling on the provincial government to increase funding to long term care facilities. Central Manitoulin, the Northeast Town and Billings councils, along with the Gore Bay council passed motions at meetings in the last week in support of this motion. “The government

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Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown bemoans ‘diminishment of patient care’

The provincial government is “slowly and quietly” dismantling patient care in health organizations, argues Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown. With hospitals cutting staff across the province and a Barrie long-term care home and others seeking cash to improve care, where would any new funds come from? “We’re seeing the greatest diminishment of patient care

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Calling out for more long-term care cash in Barrie

An empty senior’s dining room tells its own tales. The eight small, round tables almost appear a little lonely placed around the spacious dining room at the Roberta Place Long Term Care Home on Essa Road in Barrie. However, when you take into account the number of wheelchairs and walkers that will soon enter the

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Long Term Care Association demands immediate action to improve seniors care

The Long Term Care Association of Ontario is calling on the province to take immediate action to modernized long-term care homes and improve dementia care. The association argues with more than 60% of seniors living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias in long-term care homes province-wide, newer homes create a better, safer environment for residents and

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