If you have only time to read one Twitter thread, consider reading this one by @SadafShllwani.
“Last night around 6pm I went to visit my dad at #LTC. When I got there his diaper, pants, and wheelchair were soiled while he sat in the TV room with other residents. There was a pool of urine under his wheelchair. I couldn’t find any staff.” Click here to continue reading.
Well, my friends, I hate to say it, but I went and got COVID-19. I had both shots if the Moderna vaccine, I continue to wear my mask everywhere I go, I wash my hands frequently and use hand sanitizer, and I still got it. Take care out there, folks.
My mum was vaccinated at Toronto Congress Centre today. We were all excited and relieved; but I have been horrified to hear about her experience. I’m now fearful that today she was put at a higher risk of being exposed to #COVID19 than at any other point in this pandemic
If you are free on Friday, March 5th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., (MT) why not join in the conversation about the home to hospital to home transition. What role can patients, family, and caregivers play in this transition? https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/patient-and-family-hospital-transition-guideline-orientation-tickets-140172582969?keep_tld=1
With COVID-19 at the fore of many people’s minds, other things can be overlooked. Unfortunately, this is seemingly the case for drug overdoses. According to Avery Haines in her article, “‘Man, I’ve seen a lot of people die’: Canada’s other health crisis,”
In the first nine months of 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, nearly 1,700 people died from overdoses in Ontario alone. That’s a 55 per cent increase over last year. In Alberta, during that same time period, more people died from overdoses than from COVID-19.
“As intensive care units and hospital resources approach capacity during the second wave of COVID-19, health authorities are triaging their emergency critical care plans to decide who gets priority if there’s a surge in cases. Ontario has unveiled an emergency plan that prioritizes patients based on a clinical, unbiased assessment of their chances of survival.”