World News – CA – Spike of COVID cases at Parkview Place care home


Mike Arsenault
Video journalist


When COVID-19 first struck, public health officials warned people over 65 with underlying medical conditions were at the greatest risk

As outbreaks continue to be reported in long-term care homes in Winnipeg, we are starting to see them firsthand

Parkview Place is a long-term care home in Winnipeg that offers personalized care to its residents

The nursing home recorded a total of 89 positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 67 of those cases are residents and 22 are staff

Nine residents have died from the virus, and a combination of 12 staff and residents have recovered

She said her family made the tough decision to move the 72-year-old there in the spring, now her mom says it’s the worst decision she’s ever made

« She feels really bad for letting him go because on September 17th, his birthday, that’s when we were told we couldn’t see him, » Muswagon said

Parkview Place told him the building was going to be locked down due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases

« My worry about COVID is that it’s going to get infected and we won’t be able to see it, and it will die right in there »

The & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba (LTCAM) said it was tragic how this virus attacks our most vulnerable population and that many seniors in long-term care homes have multiple health issues

LTCAM Executive Director Jan Legeros said he needed more funding and staff to handle the increased workload added by COVID-19

« There are so many other related tasks now that we have COVID among us, that it is just not possible to expect the same compliment from the staff to be able to handle it all, » Legeros said. >

Legeros added that one of the reasons we are seeing a large increase in cases in nursing homes is the large number of cases we have in the community

Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr Brent Roussin said the province had granted an exemption to the « one-site rule » he said was necessary because staffing levels were difficult to maintain

“Once this virus gets in, we have so many vulnerable people in these facilities, and the ultimate best way to protect these facilities is to limit community-based transmission,” Roussin said on Tuesday.

Parkview Place said residents are monitored twice a day for symptoms, staff are screened at the start and end of their shift, and residents are required to self-isolate

Muswagon doesn’t like the idea of ​​her father being alone in his room and worries about other families with loved ones in Parkview Place

Revera Parkview Place Long-Term Care Home, Winnipeg, Nursing Home

World news – CA – COVID cases rise at Parkview Place nursing home


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