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Staffing for Nursing Home Care: COVID-19 and Beyond

Staffing for Nursing Home Care: COVID-19 and Beyond

As we search for ways to deal with COVID-19 in nursing homes and to prevent such tragedies in the future, it seems obvious that we need to begin with staffing. Indeed, that is where BC began their efforts to control the spread of the virus in these homes, why Ontario called in the military and where Quebec is going in its attempt to hire and train 10,000 health care workers. Yet there are still…

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Regina police respond to 7 overdoses in 36 hours, 6 of them fatal

Regina police respond to 7 overdoses in 36 hours, 6 of them fatal

The Regina Police Service responded to a cluster of drug overdoses in the city that have resulted in the deaths of several people, according to officials. Over a 36-hour period starting just after midnight on Canada Day, police say they responded to seven overdoses. Six of the people died. “It’s at epidemic proportions at this time,” said Dean Rae, deputy…

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Sask. mother, daughter 'mortified' by elder's treatment in long-term care

Sask. mother, daughter 'mortified' by elder's treatment in long-term care

One of the first things Charysse Cashmen noticed was her mother’s feet.  In the 53 days since Catherine Bourgeois arrived at the Outlook and District Health Centre, her feet had swollen and a fungal infection had begun on one foot. Cashmen would later learn the 95-year-old had only been bathed twice since she arrived. Cashmen and her daughter Jocelan Ireland say…

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Clare's Law will offer 'meaningful support' to people in risky relationships: Regina police chief

Clare's Law will offer 'meaningful support' to people in risky relationships: Regina police chief

Clare's Law comes into effect Monday in Saskatchewan — the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement it. With the new legislation, police can warn people about a partner's violent past, though the RCMP has declined to participate for now, citing federal privacy laws and saying they are still trying to figure out how they can implement it. In the meantime, people in rural…

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The pandemic within a pandemic: Regina's overdose numbers skyrocket through 2020

The pandemic within a pandemic: Regina's overdose numbers skyrocket through 2020

Tania Klyne is trained to administer Narcan — a life saving drug that can reverse an opioid overdose — and though she says she never expected to use that knowledge, she did so last Monday. Klyne is a volunteer with Queen City Patrol, a group that bills itself as a clean-up crew that removes drug paraphernalia and donates clothing, soup and coffee to people on…

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