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Ontario to create a personal support worker registry

TORONTO – Ontario will launch a new registry that will provide patients and families with easy-to-access information about their personal support workers (PSWs). The registry will include information such as education and training credentials, and adherence to a code of...

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Alayacare attracts $2.4 million investment

MONTREAL – AlayaCare, a Canadian-owned software company that just celebrated its third birthday, is poised to grow right alongside the home care industry it supports after receiving $2.4 million in another successful funding round from Quebec-based Fonds Innovexport. Fonds Innovexport, an...

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Safety and care problems at Ottawa nursing homes

OTTAWA – The four long-term care facilities run by the City of Ottawa have been found non-compliant with legislation governing long-term care homes more than 200 times over the past five years, including numerous incidents of patient abuse, according to...

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Many nursing home residents could stay at home: CIHI

OTTAWA – A study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has found that up to 30 percent of seniors entering residential care could be supported in home care, given the right mix of community services and in-home care. The...

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Alayacare receives funding of $750,000 from Ottawa

TORONTO – FedDev Ontario, a federal government agency, announced that it is providing AlayaCare Inc. with up to $750,000 to commercialize its innovative home healthcare software. Healthcare systems are impacted by the aging baby boomer generation and are looking to...

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Bruyere to deploy online system for self-care

OTTAWA – Bruyère Continuing Care is the first customer in Canada for the Better Choices, Better Health program, which is offered jointly by Medtronic and Canary Health, a Los Angeles-based provider of digital health, self-management programs. Bruyère is one of Ontario’s...

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Paramed to implement Complia’s cloud solution

MARKHAM, Ont. – ParaMed Home Health Care, said to be Canada’s largest home healthcare provider, has signed a multi-year strategic partnership with Complia Health, of Schaumburg, Ill., a leading global provider of enterprise software for long-term and post-acute care provider...

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Alberta aims to put more resources into home care

EDMONTON – The Alberta health ministry’s latest budget has funding for home and community care jumping by $200 million to more than $2 billion. It’s all in a bid to reduce pressure on hospitals while enabling those who prefer care...

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