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All 27 long-term care homes in Ottawa have seen violence, sexual abuse or death resulting from improper care

Every one of Ottawa’s 27 long-term care homes, which house some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, has been the site of either violence, sexual …

At least 17 people have died in Ottawa long-term care homes since 2012

At least 17 people have died in Ottawa long-term care homes since 2012, with the care they received before their deaths leading to findings of …

How 17 people died at Ottawa long-term care homes

At least 17 people have died in Ottawa long-term care homes since 2012, with the care they received before their deaths leading to findings of …

Resident-on-resident assault a shocking reality of long-term care

The long-term care resident was sitting in the chapel, in a wheelchair, when another resident approached and began kissing, fondling and exposing …

City increases training on abuse prevention in long-term care homes

Staff in Ottawa’s four city-run long-term care homes have received more training on preventing abuse after incidents earlier this year led to a rare …

Reality of long-term care in Ontario: Sexual assaults and violence that, in some cases, have resulted in death

The long-term care resident was sitting in the chapel, in a wheelchair, when another resident approached and began kissing, fondling and exposing …

Health ministry falls short on long-term care home inspections, auditor general reports

As problems with the province’s long-term care system came into sharper focus this year, the government was still grappling with how to fix numerous …

Health minister to use new legislative tools to ensure nursing home safety

Ontario’s health minister has instructed staff to look at how newly acquired legislative powers can be used “to their fullest extent” in order to …

The biggest problem in long-term care? Many point to low staff levels

Virtually everyone involved with long-term care in Ontario has a story about staff shortages and how they affect the elderly.<p>Over the past fews …

Health minister looks to use new powers 'to fullest extent' to increase safety in Ottawa nursing homes

Ontario’s health minister has instructed staff to look at how newly acquired legislative powers can be used “to their fullest extent” in order to …

Is low staffing the biggest problem in long-term care?

Virtually everyone involved with long-term care in Ontario has a story about staff shortages and how they affect the elderly.<p>Over the past fews …

Chartier: Long-term care staff face growing challenges

Perhaps there is no better time than now to reflect on the important and often thankless role that the front-line staff in our long-term care homes …

Today's letters: Keep pressing for long-term care solutions

<b>Speak out on long-term care</b><p><i>Re: Make Ontario’s election about elder care, Dec. 9.</i><p>The Citizen is to be commended for its series of well-balanced …

Assisted dying in religious facilities means tough choices for families

Barry Hyman always swore he'd die peacefully on his own terms. But living in a faith-based nursing home put his family in a difficult position to help him, Kelly Grant reports<p>On the night that 83-year-old Barry Hyman was to receive a doctor-assisted death, his daughters were on edge, petrified that …

Informed Consent: Should People With Dementia Have Sex?

When it comes to dementia, there are several ethical dilemmas that may develop as a result of changing cognition. One of those is a question that may …

Ontario health ministry keeps secret list of high risk long-term care homes

Numerous Ottawa long-term care homes could be on a secret government list of facilities considered “medium risk” or “high risk” but it’s impossible …

Family calls for provincial seniors advocate after father lives in long-term care

The family of a man who lived in long-term care in Thunder Bay, Ont., for six years, says there needs to be a provincial advocate for seniors.<p>Shelley …

Ontario homes for disabled ‘in real trouble’ because of minimum wage hike

The recent spike in Ontario's minimum wage is creating financial hardship for cash-strapped private care homes for people with special needs, some of which face closing without immediate government assistance.<p>"This has been devastating to our industry," Connie Evans, president of the Ontario Homes …

Inquiry into killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s murders refuses participation for to 17 applicants who are not connected to her cases

Those concerned about the lack of quality care in Ontario nursing homes were delivered a blow Thursday when the public commission investigating a …

Nurses association says it will use public inquiry to help fix ailing long-term care system

The professional association that represents Ontario’s nurses says it will use its influence at a provincial inquiry into long-term care deaths to …

Home Care Ontario asking provincial government for additional $600M in funding

Home Care Ontario, an organization representing home-care service providers, is asking the provincial government for $600 million more in annual …

Reports of staff abusing residents up nearly 80% in GTA long-term care homes

Cynthia Gelder's father lived to be 99-years-old. But in the years before his death in 2015, Gelder believes he experienced abuse and neglect at his …

Violence between residents on the rise in Ottawa long-term care homes

The number of reported incidents of residents abusing other residents in Ottawa's long-term care homes has risen 24 per cent in the last six years, …

'It's a horror movie': Nursing home security footage provides raw picture of resident violence problem

Meyer Sadoway died in hospital on Jan. 20, 2013, four days after breaking his hip at his nursing home in Toronto.<p>Staff at Baycrest told his family …