On TV, in the news, on Facebook and Twitter – those poignant scenes of families blowing kisses through windows, glimpses of a frail silhouette, horror stories of multiple illness and death in long-term care homes all over the country.  Politicians, and even doctors, boldly  stated, ‘if you have family in long-term care, get them…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has us banging pots every night to honour the front-line workers. But who exactly are these heroes? Many of them are Personal Support Workers (PSWs). What exactly is a PSW? Personal Support Workers are trained in caregiving protocols and techniques. Their training may range from months in private training academies or years…

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Long-term care homes across the globe have suffered unduly from COVID-19; residents in Canada’s system seem to be suffering more than others with 80% of COVID-19 deaths being among seniors. Experts call it ‘benign neglect’ and admit “Nobody set out to plan a system that will hurt older adults.” While policy-makers and politicians have vowed…

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