Navigating Nursing Homes

Navigating Nursing Homes

Throughout October, The Telegram reported on complaints family members were making about nursing homes in and around St. John's and responses — or sometimes the lack of response — from health care officials.

Ideally, long-term care homes are homes. It’s where many people will spend their final years of life. That’s why choosing the right place is crucial. — Photo by Thinkstock

Staffing for new long-term care facility questioned

October 26, 2013 - 4 h 35

But Jason Dawe wonders if the resident-to-staff level will be enough.

“There’s 375 residents at Hoyles and a maximum of 120 staff. There’s no way people there can keep up the pace in that...

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Staffing for new long-term care facility questioned

Woman worried about safety at long-term care home

October 25, 2013 - 4 h 36

She said her mother, who resides at Glenbrook Lodge on Torbay Road, has fallen about five times in the last three or four months and “if there was more attention given to people like her, and their...

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Long-term care home making changes: families

October 19, 2013 - 17 h 40

Ken Kavanagh’s mother is a resident of the long-term care facility, and he first expressed his concerns with The Telegram Oct. 5 when his mother was served canned spaghettios as a meal — and not...

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Long-term care home making changes: families

Not enough hours in the day, long-term care worker says

October 17, 2013 - 4 h 35

There are not enough people on duty, physically taxing responsibilities, and very sick residents to feed, change and bathe during a shift. That can take its toll on employees, says a woman who works...

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Not enough hours in the day, long-term care worker says

Nurses spread thin at Hoyles-Escasoni: union

October 11, 2013 - 4 h 34

Debbie Forward said there’s normally a minimum of one registered nurse per wing per night on staff  — there are two wings in each of the two buildings that make up Hoyles-Escasoni Complex...

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