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Ontario issues zoning orders to push through nursing homes despite opposition

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 16, 2023 11:18 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario has used its powers to push through the redevelopment of three long-term care homes run by a company accused of serious mismanagement during the pandemic, including widespread deaths in its …

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99% of Ontario nursing homes now have air conditioning in residents’ rooms: minister

Nearly 99 per cent of nursing homes in Ontario now have air conditioning in residents’ rooms, almost a year after the province set a deadline for the requirement. Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra said only nine of the 625 nursing homes in Ontario remain without air conditioning in resident rooms. …

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Over 60% of Ontario RPNs have considered leaving profession, poll shows

Polling shows a majority of Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario have contemplated leaving the profession amid staffing shortages and increased stress. The polling was done by Nanos Research of behalf of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and SEIU Healthcare. Results show 60 per cent of registered practical nurses …

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Ontario reviewing nursing agency practices in long-term care homes, minister says

Ontario is reviewing pricing practices of nursing agencies involved in long-term care homes, the minister responsible for the file said Wednesday. Long-Term Care Minister Paul Calandra said at the legislature that his deputy minister has formed a technical advisory committee to examine the issue in response to queries about price …

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Napanee-area long-term care centre receives no applicants for nursing position – Kingston

Managers at a long-term care home in the region were shocked when they recently posted for a nursing job and received no applications. “We’re really struggling across the board in long-term care,” said Angela Malcolm, director of long-term care services with the county of Lennox and Addington. The shortage of …

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Off-label use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing home patients not tracked in rural Manitoba

A gap in Manitoba’s reporting system means the majority of nursing homes in the province cannot monitor how many residents are being given antipsychotic drugs without a diagnosis. Nearly one quarter of residents in Winnipeg’s 38 care homes are being given these powerful medications without a shown clinical need, a …

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