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October 5, 2020 Winnipeg Free Press Letter to the Editor - Care Homes Need More Care

October 5, 2020 Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority News Letter - Donations ensure personal care home and supportive housing residents can stay connected

October 4, 2020 Global News Coronavirus: Third death in Winnipeg care home outbreak since Sept. 22

October 3, 2020 CTV News An assisted living complex is continuing to take precautions after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19

September 24, 2020 Post Media - Province needs to step up for those at most risk for COVID-19

September 24, 2020 CBC News - Management of Fred Douglas Lodge said in August some visitors were not complying with precautions

September 24, 2020 Wpg Free Press - Pallister Comments on healthcare priorities

September 24, 2020 Rapid Recap: Speech from the Throne - The government's commitment to long term care


September 17, 2020 Letter to the Premier Re: First Ministers Meet on Canada's Health Transfer

Premier Brian Pallister, We understand that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be holding a meeting of first ministers with you and Premier’s across the country to discuss federal health transfers in the coming days.  We are writing to you today to strongly encourage that long-term & continuing care is included in any statement of shared principles and is a top priority in health system planning and subsequent Health Transfers moving forward.

This has been an extraordinarily difficult and painful time for everyone connected to long-term care including residents, their families, point of care team members, and those who operate long-term care homes. COVID-19 has exposed long-standing, systemic challenges for long-term care homes – challenges that are not unique to Manitoba. (click to see letter)

First Ministers Meet on Canada’s Health Transfer URGENT
Importance: High

Dear Premier,

I am writing to today on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, in support of the attached letter from the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) and MARCHE.

While our organization has a distinct mandate and serves different needs in the community, in many cases our priorities overlap with those of LTCAM and MARCHE.  70% of long term care residents have some form of dementia, and persons with dementia and their caregivers have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic (both those at home and those in long term care). 

We support LTCAMs call for long term care, as part of the dementia care continuum, to be a priority for health system planning and funding urgently and on an ongoing basis.


Wendy Schettler, Chief Executive Officer Alzheimer Society of Manitoba


September 17, 2020 Memo - Karen Herd- Health Transformation

September 16, 2020 Proclamation - International Day of the Older Person

September 15, 2020 CBC TV LTCAM Comments re personal care homes to get outdoor visitation shelters

September 15, 2020 CTV News The Manitoba government is revealing what it's all-season shelters for personal care homes

September 15, 2020 CJOB Visiting Shelters and 1st Ministers Meeting

September 3, 2020 CJOB Covid Complacency

August 30, 2020 COVID-19 in three Manitoba Care Homes

August 28 2020 Vilgilance urged to Contain Nursing Home Outbreaks

August 27 2020 CBC Radio Checking in re PCH and Covid

August 25, 2020 Global News Protecting Seniors in Manitoba Personal Care Homes

August 25 2020 CJOB Morning News Personal Care Homes and Covid-19

August 24 2020  CTV News Health officials identify the possible cause of a COVID outbreak

August 13, 2020 A COVID-19 DECISION AID: How Do I Choose When to Interact with People or Take Part in Activities Outside My Home During the Pandemic?

August 11, 2020 IMPORTANT NEWS Residences who received TELUS Tablets and Smart Phones

August 8, 2020 CJOB Funding Infrastructure and staffing - Grab a coffee and take a listen – the issues are clear

August 6 2020  Winnipeg Sun Care Homes Ask - Where is the Money

August 4 2020 RENT ASUNDER Rate increases has head of care home advocacy group concerned

July 31, 2020 CJOB 43 Million

July 31, 2020 Rent freeze, eviction postponements extended once again in Manitoba

July 31, 2020 Personal Care Home Resident's Fee Increase August 1, 2020


July 23, 2020 Winnipeg Free Press Aid Needed for Care Homes before Next Wave

July 20, 2020 Winnipeg Free Press Underfunding Pre-empts Care Home Visits

July 18, 2020 Winnipeg Free Press "Care Home Funding Frozen in Time"

July 14, 2020 CJOB - Funding LTC

June 2020 - Pandemic Experience in the Long-Term Care Sector: How Does Canada Compare With Other Countries 

July 7, 2020 Restoring Trust Covid -19 and the Future of Long Term Care

July 3, 2020 Legal Warnings issued to Long-Term Care Homes who continue to isolate seniors

June 30, 2020 Winnipeg Sun -Funding Package for Personal Care Homes

June 23, 2020 CJOB - Indoor visits and shelters

June 22, 2020 Minister commits to fund shelters

June 22, 2020 Infrastructure commitment from Minister

June 22, 2020 Manitoba to build outdoor shelters for personal care home visits

June 22, 2020 Setting up Shelters Outside Personal Care Homes

June 22, 2020 Manitoba to Develop Outdoor All-Season Visitation Shelters

June 22, 2020 CJOB GLOBAL NEWS Indoor Visits Shelters

June 22, 2020 CBC Radio PCH Visiting Shelters

June 2020 Letter and Questions to the Premier from the Manitoba Seniors Coalition 

June 19, 2020 PCH Visitation Interview CJOB June 19 2020

June 17, 2020 Manitoba News Bulletin Provinces Releases Final Plan for Third Phase

June 2020 LTCAM asks Minister Schulte about LTC Infrastructure funding  Minister Schulte answers LTCAM re LTC Infrastructure Funding

June 9, 2020 CBC news - It's Time to Rethink Shared Rooms in Manitoba Personal Care Homes

June 3, 2020 Restoring Hospital Health Centres Visitations

May 30, 2020 Wpg Free Press Fatal flaws in Canada’s antiquated, systemically troubled long-term care facilities

May 13, 2020 Actionmarguerite Celebrates Nurses and Health Workers Recognition Week with a heartfelt video!
Click here AMSJ Music Video – Nurses and Healthcare Workers Week’ L Essential Covid Champions of a Winnipeg Personal Care Home singing and dancing to the Tyler Shaw and ArtistsCAN’s rendition of Bill Withers, 'LEAN ON ME.'

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