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On September 26, Red Cross Care Partners (RCCP), a personal support, nursing and rehabilitative therapy company offering services to clients throughout Ontario, transitioned to 100 percent ownership by CarePartners and began operating under that name.
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This study is being conducted by the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), in collaboration with the Knowledge Translation Program at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.
In response to the needs of policymakers, the ODPRN is expanding its structure to include a new focus on formulary modernization. This program will include a series of studies to respond to requests from Ontario’s drug policy- makers (Applied Health Research Questions), and will implement a novel framework for drug class reviews. This particular study is on atypical antipsychotics and will involve qualitative interviews to investigate contextual issues, barriers and health equity concerns related to these drugs and the social acceptability of policy options. This research will strengthen the innovative collaboration between researchers and policy-makers to effectively inform drug policy decisions affecting the lives of Ontarians.
We are actively seeking personal support workers to participate in an interview that will be conducted via telephone. During the interview, you will be asked questions about your experience with of atypical antipsychotics. You will also be asked about patient adherence as well as patient access to atypical antipsychotics. We value your knowledge highly and will provide you with an honorarium for your time and effort, should you choose to participate.
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The province has been long on promises when it comes to increasing long-term care funding for seniors, but short on action according the union representing front line workers in hospitals and nursing homes. Read more here.
Mine Mill Local 598 represents staff from four Sudbury long-term care facilities
Health care workers with Mine Mill Local 598/Unifor picketed Thursday for the province to impose minimum staffing standards in long-term care facilities.
Jennifer Foslett, a personal support worker at St. Gabriel's Villa, a 128-bed long-term care home in Chelmsford, said they do not have enough staff to provide residents the best level of care possible. Read more here.
Personal support workers in two of Sault Ste. Marie's larger long-term care homes say they have to ask their residents to wait to go to the washroom because there aren't enough staff to help. Click here to read more.
Statistics Canada has found that an alarming number of Canadians are going without home care or not receiving as much as they need. Read more here.
Paramed Home Health Care workers in Renfrew County walked off the job and picked up their pickets in downtown Renfrew last Tuesday, Sept. 2. The labour dispute leaves as many as 1,200 clients in need of home care help without their regular caregivers. Read full article here.
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