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Canada COVID-19: New measures to protect seniors at long-term care homes

07:00  22 march  2020
07:00  22 march  2020 Source:   vancouversun.com

COVID-19: People 70 and over should stay home, visits banned to hospitals, seniors' residences

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The Lynn Valley Care Centre, a seniors care home in North Vancouver, housed a man who became the first Canadian to die after contracting the COVID - 19 coronavirus. Article content. Vancouver health officials are ordering strict new measures to protect seniors in long - term care homes .

3 confirmed cases of COVID - 19 have been reported at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in The health unit for the City of Kawartha Lakes says three residents of a long - term care home have been tested positive for COVID - 19 , the “We need to work together to protect our older and vulnerable family

a truck that has a sign on the side of a building: The Lynn Valley Care Centre, a seniors care home in North Vancouver, housed a man who became the first Canadian to die after contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Since then, six other residents have died. © Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters/File The Lynn Valley Care Centre, a seniors care home in North Vancouver, housed a man who became the first Canadian to die after contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus. Since then, six other residents have died.

Vancouver health officials are ordering strict new measures to protect seniors in long-term care homes.

Vancouver Coastal Health’s medical health officer, Dr. Althea Hayden, has temporarily ordered all care workers to stop working at multiple cares homes. They are now only allowed to work at one.

Exceptions are physicians, paramedics and laboratory technicians.

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The growing number of COVID - 19 cases in Canada prompted a wave of restrictions aimed at protecting seniors Canada warns travellers to return home amid COVID - 19 pandemic. The most notable new measures on Saturday targeted seniors and their loved ones in Quebec and Ontario.

The order also requires facilities to deny access to all visitors to the facility, with the limited exception of immediate family members and the spiritual adviser of residents who are clinically assessed to be at the end of their lives.

It also prohibits resident transfers between health care facilities unless approved by a health official. Those on a wait-list for transfer won’t lose their place.

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VCH will also prioritize admissions to long-term care from acute care over those from community where possible, and temporarily suspend all health authority operated/funded home and community care adult day programs.

All groups and social activities must be cancelled at all care homes.

3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed at Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home: health unit

  3 new COVID-19 cases confirmed at Bobcaygeon, Ont. long-term care home: health unit The health unit says the three residents, two men and a woman, are now in isolation at the long-term care residence in Bobcaygeon.Late Friday afternoon, Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, medical officer of health for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, said the residents live at Pinecrest Nursing Home on County Road 36 in the village of Bobcaygeon, 33 kilometres north east of Lindsay.

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Stay home except to get medical care . People who are mildly ill with COVID - 19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. Patients with confirmed COVID - 19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low.

Hayden says the order affects all licensed long-term care facilities in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority region. Under the Public Health Act, health officials are given powers to enact and enforce such orders.

Three long-term care facilities in the VCH region and one in the Fraser Health Authority region have confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19.

The order comes into force within three days and remains in effect until further notice.

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Fearing that elderly residents of long term care homes will suffer the worst mortality in the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian authorities have introduced emergency measures, from financial support in Quebec to a loosening of regulatory burdens in Ontario. The decisions come as new scientific evidence shows the virus spreads easily among asymptomatic people, so simply monitoring symptomatic residents may have left a crucial gap in the defence of care homes. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_d655cc4f-63f9-40dd-91fe-47542787aaa1").

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