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COVID-19 Update: March 16

March 16, 2020

These are some of the top recent stories from the Federal Government. March 16, 2020 Canada to bar entry to most ...

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COVID-19: What you need to know today

March 13, 2020

Updates Critical news is rounded up under headings for the date it was posted. We've also collected videos about ...

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Alberta makes cuts to Seniors Benefit Drug Program

January 29, 2020

The Alberta government is set to limit the Seniors Benefit Drug Program to people over the age of 65.  Consequently, ...

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Innovative Ottawa pilot program aims to curtail hallway health care

January 29, 2020

A pilot project in Ottawa is helping to ease the burden of hallway healthcare. SAFE (Sub-Acute care for Frail Elderly), ...

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Ontario government failing to provide adequate home care supports, says study

January 17, 2020

A recent study published in a prestigious international medical journal drives home just how broken the experience of ...

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NDP MPP introduces bill in Ontario to keep couples together in long-term care

January 17, 2020

Waterloo New Democrat MPP Catherine Fife introduced a private member’s bill, called ‘Til Death do us Part’, which ...

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Ontario ends out-of-province health care, increasing travel insurance premiums for Ontarians

January 17, 2020

Our Ontario members were faced with a less-than happy New Year announcement from the provincial government—they no ...

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Story of ignored 86 year old Winnipeg man highlights broken health care system

December 18, 2019

Earlier this month, we learned of an 86 year old man in Winnipeg caught in a never-ending loop of hospital visits and ...

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Burnt out caregivers need support to work well

December 18, 2019

New research out of Alberta found a clear link between emotional burnout of care workers and job dissatisfaction. This ...

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Seniors without doctors evicted from Nova Scotia long-term care homes

December 18, 2019

The critical shortage of doctors in Nova Scotia is causing seniors living in long-term care facilities owned by one of ...