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Nursing Home Waitlist December 2021


Nursing Home Wait list year end 2021


NB New Restrictions December 28, 2021

 New Brunswick is moving to a revised version of Level 2 of its COVID-19 winter plan Monday.

The province did not provide COVID-19 u

pdates on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, the next update will be Dec. 27.

"I wish that we wouldn't have to go to level 2 but we are going in that direction, I'm hoping the numbers will stay down,” said Executive Director of the Coalition for Seniors Cecile Cassista.

Changes include limiting gatherings to a steady 10, and venues must only have 50 per cent capacity or a maximum of 150 people. Restaurants, gyms, spas and salons are at 50 per cent capacity, sports are not permitted for those under 12-years-old, while those over 12 may only practice with their own team.

Rapid test distribution was over one million in the last week, Fredericton's distribution ran out of rapid tests by 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

"I know there's huge line ups in the Moncton-area and some of us are going to Hillsborough to pick up because the drive thru is much easier, and I've heard from families that said they do rapid tests before they've got together with their family members,” Cassista said.

Rapid test pick up locations will reopen on Wednesday.

Cecile Cassista 
Executive Director 
Coalition for Seniors
and Nursing Home Residents ‘Rights
107 Summerdale Ct
Riverview, NB
506  850 8286
Pronoun: she/her/hers
Twitter —@CassistaCecile

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Nursing Home Act changes2021


Legislation Introduced To Extend Nursing Home Discharge Notification Period

Saint John, NB, Canada / Country 94

The New Brunswick government has introduced legislation providing more notice before nursing home residents are discharged.

“Caring for seniors is a priority for our government, and we regularly review our programs to make sure they reflect the needs of that sector and the residents served within it,” said Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch in a release.

“The department is proposing changes to improve the resident discharge policy to make sure that residents of long-term care facilities are better protected,” continued Fitch.

If approved, under the Nursing Homes Act, the notification period would go from 15-days to 30-days.

Cecile Cassista, executive director, Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents’ Rights said the language currently in the act outlines a nursing home can let a resident go for any reason within the current time period.

“I think the 30-days is important, but also it’s important to note that the government is going to be providing a list which will be posted for 28-days for stakeholders (and the public) to respond, and I did ask for that list.”

The list will illustrate allowable circumstances for discharge, and in the province’s release it states, “it will be posted online in the coming weeks.”

“It’s not an easy thing to evict someone from a home, and I think there are all kinds of variables out there, especially with COVID-19 it has highlighted a lot of information, especially when there have been restrictions on families to be able to have access to their loved ones,” said Cassista.

The government also proposes adding a provision to the act that a resident can only be discharged from a nursing home under the circumstances detailed in the act’s regulation.

“The fact that, until now, there has been no limit on allowable reasons for discharge has been an area of concern among stakeholders … any discharge of nursing home residents will have to fit within the circumstances to be prescribed by regulation,” added Fitch in the government’s release.