Hospice is Both a Place and Way of Thinking — Demystifying Hospice

Hospice is a scary word and what does palliative really mean? Many people associate Hospice only with death and dying, but those that work in hospice palliative care know it is actually about comfort, wishes, and compassion. Hospice is both a place and a way of thinking.  Yes there is a two bed Hospice in […]Continue reading “Hospice is Both a Place and Way of Thinking — Demystifying Hospice”

The problem with profits: As Ontario’s long-term-care homes stagger under a COVID death toll of more than 3,000, some say it’s time to shut down for-profit homes for good

“The for-profit sector isn’t one sector. It never has been, really. Instead, it’s a wild mix of large chains, family-run companies and a new breed of equity-backed turnaround projects targeted for hefty returns.” A lengthy but informative item from Richard Warnica Business Feature Writer, Toronto Star, Tue., Jan. 26, 2021 “Long-term-care home residents in OntarioContinue reading “The problem with profits: As Ontario’s long-term-care homes stagger under a COVID death toll of more than 3,000, some say it’s time to shut down for-profit homes for good”

Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no

Some of Canada’s Indigenous people have decided to keep their Residential Schools despite the fact that they hold so many painful memories. One of those is the largest Residential School in Canada on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Former Kamloops chief Manny Jules said there have been many debates over the years about the future ofContinue reading “Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no”

Trudeau says Canadians ‘horrified and ashamed’ of forced assimilation

An estimated 751 unmarked graves were recently discovered on the grounds of the former Marieval Indian residential school in Saskatchewan which operated from 1899 to 1997. Last month, 215 remains were reported at a similar school in British Columbia Source The Guardian 25/06/21: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/25/justin-trudeau-indigenous-residential-schools-horrified-ashamed?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No1

This is the first 2021 issue of SJRCC and with four original research papers, five shorter articles, and a book review, with accounts from Scotland, Northern Ireland, Canada, and Australia. This issue includes perspectives on the role of informal networks in young people transitioning from care, child rights education for young people involved in childContinue reading “Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No1”

Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Elizabeth Wettlaufer is Canada’s first known healthcare serial killer (HCSK). [1] In June 2017, she was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault (the Offences). She committed the Offences between 2007 and 2016 in the course of her work as a registered nurse. InContinue reading “Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System”

The Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes, 3rd March 2021 update — Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

Samir Sinha (Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University) @DrSamirSinha Cameron Feil (National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University) @Cameron_Feil Natalie Iciaszczyk  3,536 more words The Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes, 3rd March 2021 update — Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

“Care Home”

While we’re being timely, in addition to “jab,” Gigi Simeone mentioned that she had come across U.S. writers/speakers using “care home,” where normally, she said, Americans would say “nursing home.” I wasn’t aware of ever encountering “care home” in a source from any nationality, so I looked it up in the OED, which has aContinue reading ““Care Home””

Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario

EXPLANATORY NOTE The Bill enacts the More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 which requires the Minister to respect and promote certain rights for persons receiving care, support or services in congregate care settings and their designated caregivers.  The Minister is also required to safely integrate designated caregivers that were excludedContinue reading “Bill 203, More Than a Visitor Act (Caregiving in Congregate Care Settings), 2020 – Legislative Assembly of Ontario”

COVID-19: visiting long-term care homes | Ontario, Canada

From Ontario, Canada there are points of learning for those devising visiting policy, procedure and practice. The policy that long-term care homes must follow is to protect residents, staff and visitors and includes sections as follows: Introduction Guiding principles LTC home responsibilities Types of visitors Access to homes Screening Essential Visitors General Visitors Managing SafeContinue reading “COVID-19: visiting long-term care homes | Ontario, Canada”