Serving Residential and Community Care Homes for the Elderly in Manitoba

New National standards for Long-Term Care available for public review March 31st, 2022

The Health Standards Organization’s new Long-Term Care Services standards are available for public review and comment. These national standards aim to help Long-Term Care homes provide safe, reliable, compassionate, and high-quality care by prioritizing resident rights.

Read more and have your say: Long-Term Care Services – HSO Health Standards Organization

MARCHE commends government for creation of Department of Seniors and Long-Term care January 20th, 2022

MARCHE applauds this Government for the creation of the portfolio of Minister of Seniors and Long Term Care and congratulate Honourable Scott Johnston in his role as Minister. This is the first Manitoba Government to recognize that Long Term Care is a critically important and complex program, serving our most vulnerable persons. It requires a provincial lens and this appointment recognizes all of those things.

Manitoba Seniors in care are reliant on us to advocate, for not only their health care needs, but for their dignity and quality of life. They are also reliant on us to keep them safe; and to ensure that we work hard every day to meet all their needs.

We look forward to working closely with the Honorable Scott Johnston, Minister of Seniors and Long Term Care. We know that we can offer the expertise and knowledge that will assist the Minister. We look forward also, to the actions that we anticipate from our partnership with the minister. Now, with the Honorable Scott Johnston as the inaugural Minister for Seniors and Long Term Care, Seniors have a voice.


Pushed to the brink by understaffing – Winnipeg Free Press

January 17th, 2022: Pushed to the brink by understaffing – Winnipeg Free Press

Long-term care facilities need support

January 16th:  MARCHE Family worries about impact of isolation on senior – Winnipeg Free Press

January 12th:  CTV News Live at the 10:40 minute mark Winnipeg News | Watch Local Breaking News (ctvnews.ca)

January 11th:  CTB News at the 4:23 minute mark.  Simkin Centre https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1991984195888

January 8th CBC News: The National – Lisa Mayor    https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1991080003635

January 7th

Omicron tsunami washes over Manitoba – Winnipeg Free Press

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/personal-care-homes-in-winnipeg-hit-by-covid-19-outbreaks-as-case-numbers-continue-to-soar-1.6308199

January 6th, 2022:   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/actionmarguerite-covid-19-outbreaks-winnipeg-1.6302509

January 5thhttps://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/coronavirus/care-home-residents-go-without-baths-change-of-clothes-576015962.html

January 2nd, 2022: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/stamant-staffing-emergency-covid19-cases-1.6302133

January 1st, 2022: 3 Winnipeg care homes face ‘most challenging time yet’ as staff shortages grow amid outbreaks | CBC News

National Long Term Care Standards Release 1st report October 8th, 2021

Find out how you can keep engaged and contribute to HSO’s National Long-Term Care Services Standard.

Throughout the development of HSO’s National Long-Term Care Services Standard they are committed to hearing the voices of all – through our successful inaugural National Survey that garnered more than 16,000 responses, our Consultation Workbooks, and Town Halls.

HSO is on a mission to capture the diverse perspectives of residents, families, health service providers, clinicians and policymakers from across Canada on the needs and gaps in long-term care services — including the voices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and vulnerable populations.

More than 16,000 responses to our Developing National LTC Services Standards: Your Opinion Matters! Survey. The survey insights are helping the LTC Services Technical Committee understand the themes that are important to Canadians when it comes to defining the type of care and services Canadians want to see provided in their long-term care homes. Read our What We Heard Report #1: Findings from HSO’s Inaugural National Survey on Long-Term Care to learn more.

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