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OPSWA President discusses PSW Profession with Premier Ford & Ministers
OPSWA’s President, Miranda Ferrier, met with Premier Ford, Minister Fullerton, Minister of LTC, and Minister Elliott, Minister of Health, to discuss issues in the PSW Profession.
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Originally posted by: Global News TORONTO — Ontario’s overworked and underpaid personal support workers will soon be receiving government assistance, the province’s premier said Thursday as he heaped praise on a group who have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in long-term care homes.
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Dysfunction in long-term care
A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette. View full article @ TriCity News. OTTAWA — Conditions in long-term care are breaking the people who...
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Peter D. Clark long-term care centre
An employee at the Peter D. Clark long-term care home has died of COVID-19, City of Ottawa officials say. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC). View full article @ CBC.ca ‘They’re exhausted. They are absolutely burnt out’ A personal support worker at the city-run Peter D. Clark long-term care centre has died after contracting COVID-19, the city said Wednesday. City...
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A special message to OPSWA and our members from Premier Ford
A Special Message to OPSWA and our members from Premier Ford
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Can COVID-19 show us how to fix Scarborough nursing homes
Altamont Care Community in Scarborough has suffered an outbreak of COVID-19 which has taken the lives of 53 residents and one staff member. – Dan Pearce/Torstar. View full article @ Toronto.com. Ontario’s long-term care ‘broken’ before pandemic, some say We failed to protect seniors in long-term care from the coronavirus, and we failed to protect...
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Thank You PSWs during COVID-19
PSWs are the Frontline of Ontario Healthcare We asked for your photos, and the response was overwhelming. Over 100 PSWs contributed to this video, but thousands of other PSWs are contributing in the frontline. Defending your families and your friends, against COVID-19. PSWs, you are important in this crisis, and we need you now more...
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Zoomer Radio Personal Support Workers Podcast
PSW’s provide up to 80 percent of the care for Ontario seniors and today. Some members held a news conference at Queens Park to outline ongoing concerns about working conditions, lack of regulations, and increased funding. Miranda Ferrier is the President and Founder of the Ontario Personal Support Worker Association. Listen to podcast @ Zoomer...
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Cry for help - Hamilton retirement home
Public health officials say fear about working at a facility with a COVID-19 outbreak has caused staffing issues at Hamilton long-term care and retirement homes, including The Cardinal Retirement Residence. (Dan Taekema/CBC). View full article @ CBC.ca. Cardinal Retirement Residence owner says home has ‘enough staff at the moment’ When the first confirmed cases of...
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Long Term Care - Rehabilitation
Originally posted by National Post. Photo © Claraaa | Megapixl.com TORONTO/MONTREAL — With deaths in nursing homes making up almost half of Canada’s coronavirus deaths, provinces are taking control of their workforces, boosting care workers’ wages and redeploying health inspectors from hospitals to curb the virus’ spread among seniors. In one Ontario home, more than...
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