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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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chronic staffing shortages lack of masks
Originally posted by qpbriefing.com. Ontario’s long-term care system is in crisis, with COVID-19 infections at nursing homes across the province and an outbreak at just one facility in Bobcaygeon believed to be responsible for 14 deaths. According to the associations that represent the nurses and personal support workers who staff those homes, two problems have...
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Improving Care In Nursing Homes Q&A
CBC LIVE with President of OPSWA Miranda Ferrier and ACE lawyer Jane Meadus - Hosted by David Commons
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CBC Nursing Home Hidden Camer Investigation
Originally featured on CBC Marketplace: Hidden Camera 2019 What’s life really like for our loved ones living at long-term care homes? What happens when there are too few staff for the growing needs of the people living there? A CBC Marketplace producer wearing a hidden camera volunteers for weeks inside a Toronto nursing home. And...
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Government to deliver home care agency with Miranda Ferrier
President of OPSWA Miranda Ferrier Speaks to the Mass shortage of PSWs in the Province of Ontario. Mohawk College program bucking trend of declining enrolments while burned-out workers leave jobs. Lack of Personal Support Workers affects local home care and long-term care. A growing shortage of Personal Support Workers providing home care and long term...
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OPSWA speak to mass shortage of PSWs
OPSWA speaking to the issues with the mass shortage of PSWs in the Province of Ontario Personal support workers are the backbone of home care in Ontario. Full article available @ Ottawa Citizen
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Nursing Home Abuse and Violence
A Marketplace hidden camera investigation reveals nursing home abuse and violence. Originally posted by CBC Marketplace
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