News Feed

Welcome to Caring Support's news feed. We've compiled some interesting news articles relating to healthcare and written our own abstracts for your enjoyment!

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Caring Support.

Crunching the Vaccine Numbers

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

Trying to understand how many doses will be coming to Canadians and by when is still not well understood. Check out this article for some high-level number crunching from CTV News tallying up what has been ordered and paring it with recommitments by Moderna and Pfizer.

February 16, 2021
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Local Nurse Turned High School Teacher Closing The PSW Gap One High School Student At A Time!

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

A local RN is teaching students at Montcalm Secondary School, providing well trained certified professions to fill a much needed skills gap. The students will graduate with a PSW certification into a market hungry for them!

February 13, 2021
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The Alzheimer’s Society - The Quest Fundraiser

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease and like the pandemic the families it effects must think and adapt to a different future. This month the Alzheimer’s Society is running The Quest, a fundraiser to help change the future of Alzheimer’s for the better. The Quest is a province-wide virtual fundraising event that will bring together Heroes from across Ontario to support caregivers and people living with dementia.

February 9, 2021
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How Do You Recruit Personal Support Workers During A Pandemic?

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

Even before the pandemic hit Canada had a shortage of Personal Support Workers, however, it wasn’t largely known by the public. Covid-19 has blown open the doors and put a spot light on the role of Personal Support Worker. Here is a great Article from TVO that highlights key numbers, issues, education enrolment and plans by the provincial government to boost PSW’s.

February 7, 2021
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Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is 66% effective in global trial, but 85% effective against severe disease, company says

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

With two vaccines approved but challenging logistics and a patchy supply chain slowing down the government's vaccination efforts, it is easy to understand this article's practical thinking!

February 4, 2021
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Ontario health experts demand province abolish for-profit long-term care

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

A year on and the headlines for our Long Term Care Homes in Ontario are tragically familiar, but with a year under our belts, we now have solid data to help guide our next actions.

February 2, 2021
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