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Sep 11, 2020 – Member home Valley Manor was visited by Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton in early September as she shared news of the Ministry's updated development funding model. Valley Manor will now receive an added $4.3M to construct, plus a $250K u
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Sep 3, 2020 – Our free education on COVID-19 for the senior care sector continues in September with sessions on Environmental Hygiene in LTC and Mindfulness Techniques. Learn more about these sessions, which are part of an initiative supported by the Ministry of L
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Jul 29, 2020 – The work of the province’s Long-Term Care Commission announced today will be vital to preparing and protecting residents from any future outbreaks. But equally important and encouraging is that the government is not planning on waiting for the Commis
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Jul 15, 2020 – AdvantAge Ontario welcomes today’s announcement by the Ministry of Long-Term Care (MOLTC) to modernize the Long-Term Care Development Program. This revised program supports the Association’s call for operators to access additional construction fundin
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Jul 10, 2020 – During the pandemic, Laurie Gunton has focused her attention to bringing smiles and joy to the residents and staff at long-term-care homes across Niagara.
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Jul 7, 2020 – For the first time in months, there are no COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes in Waterloo region.
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Jul 6, 2020 – Residents of the Huron Lodge long-term care home can once again visit with family members outside after subsequent testing of a staff member came up negative for COVID-19.
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Jun 24, 2020 – Shepherd Village is a seniors’ community of about 900 residents in Scarborough. Since the virus was first detected in Canada, all but two staff members have tested negative at the home.
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Jun 23, 2020 – Residents in long-term care in Grey County can now visit with family members face-to-face, from a distance.
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Jun 22, 2020 – On Monday, Nick Ingriselli was one of the first visitors at Pioneer Manor, as the home began facilitating outdoor visits
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Jun 18, 2020 – The City of Ottawa has begun hosting "garden visits" for family and friends with loved ones at two municipal-run long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jun 10, 2020 – Some long-term care homes in Renfrew County are starting to allow outdoor in-person visits.
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Jun 9, 2020 – On Thursday, Troy Miller and Wayne Beker made a special delivery of personal protective equipment to the Hastings Centennial Manor.
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Jun 4, 2020 – After several months of improving at Etobicoke General Hospital, I had the great fortune of getting Dad into Tall Pines Long-Term Care Centre in Brampton, an Ontario government-run centre, through the Region of Peel.
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Jun 2, 2020 – Less than a month after an outbreak of COVID-19 was declared over, a long-term care facility in Shelburne has found a way to help families and loved ones see each other face to face.
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May 27, 2020 – In the wake of the disturbing report from the Canadian Armed Forces released yesterday, the Association representing Ontario’s not-for-profit, municipal and charitable long-term care homes is urging the provincial government to act now on immediate n
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May 21, 2020 – Nicole Servinis fills in for Dina as she takes some time off. Today's BT Bright Spot is brought to you from the Villa Colombo retirement home in Toronto. Domenico Dipilla has been sewing masks at the home to help protect other residents.
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May 20, 2020 – Yesterday, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, announced that the provincial government will be launching a commission into Ontario’s long-term care system beginning in September.
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May 15, 2020 – It was noisy at the Pines Long-Term Care Home on Wednesday, May 13 as those who worked inside the building were honoured throughout the day.
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Apr 30, 2020 – A smile spread across the face of a Fairvern Nursing Home resident as he looked out the window to see a loved one smiling back.
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Apr 30, 2020 – For the 128 residents and the 160 staff at Eastholme Home for the Aged, life is constantly changing as they adapt to try to keep on top of the information coming in about COVID-19 and make sure appropriate measures are in place.
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Apr 30, 2020 – On a normal day, Hillsdale Terraces is a bustling place with no shortage of activities for its 200 residents.
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Apr 28, 2020 – A team of restaurant inspectors in Southeastern Ontario fanned out to every seniors’ residence in the region last month, armed with a four-page checklist.
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Apr 27, 2020 – The day the Pines Long-Term Care Home closed to visitors in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a notable tranquillity in the hallways.
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Apr 6, 2020 – The staff at Valley Manor in Barry's Bay have been incredibly innovative in ensuring residents stay connected with family and friends. They have been receiving letters from the community and scheduling Face Time visits with loved ones.