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  • Canadian Armed Forces Depart Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

    TORONTO — The Ontario government expressed its gratitude to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who went above and beyond the call of duty to temporarily support high-priority long-term care homes during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. The final team concludes its work today.  

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  • New Management Appointed at Kitchener Long-Term Care Home

    TORONTO —The Ministry of Long-Term Care has issued a Mandatory Management Order appointing St. Mary's General Hospital, a member of St. Joseph's Health System, in Kitchener to temporarily manage Forest Heights long-term care home for 90 days. The order may be extended beyond the 90 days, if necessary.

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  • Hospitals Assume Management of Two Long-Term Care Homes

    TORONTO —The Ministry of Long-Term Care has issued Mandatory Management Orders appointing local hospitals to temporarily manage two long-term care homes for 90 days. Southlake Regional Health Centre will temporarily manage River Glen Haven Nursing Home in Sutton and Humber River Hospital will temporarily manage Downsview Long Term Care in North York. The orders may be extended beyond the 90 days, if necessary.

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  • Ontario Taking Emergency Measures to Support Long-Term Care Homes During COVID-19

    Today, the Government of Ontario is implementing a new emergency order to ensure that staffing and resources are available to help care for and protect long-term care residents during the COVID-19 crisis. These temporary measures provide further flexibility for long-term care homes and allow homes to redirect their staffing and financial resources to essential tasks.

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  • Ontario Investing in New Long-Term Care Beds in North and South Dundas

    WINCHESTER — Today, the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, was joined by Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, at Dundas Manor Long-Term Care Home to announce that funding has been approved for 30 new long-term care beds and the redevelopment of 98 existing beds at the home in Winchester, Ontario.

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  • Ontario Taking Action on Key Recommendations from Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

    BURLINGTON — Today, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, was at The Village of Tansley Woods to announce the government and the sector have completed a total of 18 recommendations in response to the key recommendations in the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System, including a directive from Minister Fullerton to long-term care homes on safe medication management.

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  • Ontario Increasing Support for Long-Term Care Residents in Whitby

    WHITBY — Today, the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and Lorne Coe, MPP for Whitby, were at Fairview Lodge to announce Ontario is funding specialized long-term care support for residents with complex needs through its Behavioural Specialized Unit pilot program. The pilot program will help relieve hospital capacity pressures by helping patients with complex behaviours move from hospitals to long-term care homes faster.    

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  • Ontario Enhancing Support for Long-Term Care Residents

    MISSISSAUGA — Today, the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, and MPPs Kaleed Rasheed, Rudy Cuzzetto and Deepak Anand were at Cooksville Care Centre to announce Ontario is funding specialized long-term care support for residents with complex needs through its Behavioural Specialized Unit pilot program. The pilot program will help relieve hospital capacity pressures by helping patients with complex behaviours move from hospitals to long-term care homes faster.

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