38 COVID-19 deaths at Carlingview Manor (Ottawa, Ontario)

Joanne Laucius, The Ottawa Citizen

A total of 38 residents have died of COVID-related illness at Carlingview Manor, according to a letter to families. There have been a total of 137 resident cases since the outbreak began, according to an update from the home’s executive director Matt Carroll. “Every day, our staff members work tirelessly to fight against this insidious virus.” Larry Roberts, Revera’s senior manager of corporate affairs said the following in a statement:We are doing enhanced cleaning at Carlingview Manor. High touch surfaces like handrails and doors, and resident rooms, common areas, staff rooms are receiving more frequent cleaning. We have adjusted our mealtime and recreation activities to promote physical distancing. Meals for residents in isolation areas are served meals in their rooms.The other residents are served meals at multiple seatings in dining rooms to maximize physical distancing while allowing the staff to provide supervision and assistance as required for safety.” 

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Background information:
On January 12, 2019, CTV’s W5 aired Sandie Rinaldo’s investigative report on questionable care in nursing homes. The W5 program showed that more oversight  – and not less – would be instrumental in preventing ongoing neglect and abuse in care facilities. The program also revealed an unprecedented groundbreaking legal action about to be launched against three of Canada’s top ‘for profit’ long-term care providers: Extendicare, Revera and Sienna.

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