Ministry Updates

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The Minister of Long-term Care released a  letter about  Vaccine Distribution on January 8, 2021. CLICK HERE to view

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The Ontario government announced on November 3 that it will build 3 new Long-Term Care Homes adding nearly 900 additional spaces for seniors. CLICK HERE to view. 

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The Ontario Government released the LTC Homes Mandatory Reporting to the Ministry information. CLICK HERE to view. 

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The Ontario Government's Information guide outlining the death reporting and investigation process in long-term care homes:

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For the Death Investigations Flyer, CLICK HERE.

For the Deaths in LTC Homes Flyer, CLICK HERE.

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The Ontario government announced on October 30 that it will be launching an innovative solution to improve Long-Term Care. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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The Ontario government announced on September 29, it will be investing over half a billion dollars to protect Vulnerable Senior against Second Wave of COVID-19. CLICK HERE to view. CLICK HERE to view the Ontario government's Long Term Care preparedness plan.

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The Ontario government released a revision to Directive #3 for Long-Term Care Homes on September 14. CLICK HERE to view. To read our specific guidelines CLICK HERE. To access our Family Visitation Option chart CLICK HERE.

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The Ontario government released an updated COVID-19 Visiting Policy for LTC homes along with a memo and FAQ document. We have been hard at work putting in place our LTC Visitation Plan at Copernicus Lodge. 

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The Ontario government launched on August 31,  a COVID-19 resource page including resources to support clinical decision making, care planning, social connectedness and therapeutic engagement in LTC:

·        Ethical guidance for people who work in long-term care: What is the right thing to do in a pandemic? Dementia Isolation Toolkit Working Group

·        Strategies for Swabbing Individuals with Dementia, Alzheimer Society of Peel & Mississauga Halton Behaviour Supports Ontario Program

·        Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Support Individuals Living with Dementia Maintain Isolation Precautions Behavioural Supports Ontario Provincial                    Coordinating Office

·        The Person Behind the Mask: Communicating with Clients Living with Dementia While Protecting Ourselves (French - La Personne Derriere le Masque: Communiquer avec les Clients Atteints d’une Demence, Tout en se Protegeant), Alzheimer Society of Peel & Mississauga Halton Behavioural Supports Ontario

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