U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

U.K. variant confirmed in COVID-19 outbreak at Barrie long-term care home

Health officials say the U.K. coronavirus variant — believed to be more contagious — has been confirmed in an outbreak at a Barrie long-term care home that has seen nearly all residents infected.The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit said

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Coronavirus deaths in long-term care underscore need for home supports, advocates say – National

Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts - National

The devastating toll of COVID-19 on long-term care residents in Canada has underscored the need for increased public funding for home care, advocates say.Most seniors want to stay at home for as long as possible, and their families want

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Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts – National

Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts - National

Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say.These vulnerable residents have a tendency to wander as well as a need

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What are the Long-Term Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery?

What are the Long-Term Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery?

What are the Long-Term Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric surgery, which consists of (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding [LAGB]), was originally intended as a weight loss treatment. However, the surgery has also been shown to cause significant

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Factors Associated With COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities: Findings from a Literature Review

Factors Associated With COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities: Findings from a Literature Review

Executive Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected residents and staff in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities (LTCFs). While this group is in the top priority group for vaccine distribution in all states, some may remain at risk

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Despite Efforts to Slow the Spread of the Virus in Long-Term Care Facilities, KFF Analysis Finds Many States Experienced the Worst COVID-19 Outbreaks and Highest Number of Deaths in December

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For some regions of the country, recent months have brought the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities since the start of the pandemic, a new KFF analysis of state-reported cases and death shows, underscoring the importance of current efforts

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Patterns in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in 2020

Patterns in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in 2020

In the recent months, the US has experienced record-breaking highs of new coronavirus cases and deaths in nearly every state across the country, and new overall cases and deaths have been higher in January 2021 than at any other point

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Wage Bumps, Training and Long-Term Care Financing: Recommendations for Improving Caregiver Job Quality

Amedisys Floats Future Innovation Plans, Details COVID-19 Costs

The demand for caregivers continues to grow significantly. But unless job quality improves, filling these roles will be an uphill battle. That’s according to PHI, a New York-based advocacy organization for direct care workers. On Tuesday, the organization released a

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1st round vaccinations in long-term care complete in Windsor, underway in London

1st round vaccinations in long-term care complete in Windsor, underway in London

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s medical officer of health says the region is the first in the province to complete the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations at long-term care homes.“Our region has been one of the hardest-hit regions in

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Federal leaders hold rally at Toronto long-term care home, call for more protections for seniors

Federal leaders hold rally at Toronto long-term care home, call for more protections for seniors

TORONTO — Two of Canada’s four federal party leaders joined a rally at a Toronto long-term care home this afternoon to press the provincial government to do more to protect seniors from the ravages of COVID-19.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh

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