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Long-Term Care Home Choking Incidents: Legal Support & Guidance

By Christine Morano / February 23, 2024 / Comments Off on Long-Term Care Home Choking Incidents: Legal Support & Guidance

Choking incidents are a concern, especially for elderly residents who might struggle with swallowing food in a long-term care home. Many residents experience choking because they aren’t closely supervised, don’t receive proper guidance, food isn’t prepared correctly, or if there’s limited access to emergency assistance. According to Injury Facts, choking is the fourth highest cause…

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Winter Tips from A Personal Injury Lawyer

By Christine Morano / January 31, 2024 / Comments Off on Winter Tips from A Personal Injury Lawyer

Winter can become hazardous as temperatures drop and roads become icy, leading to more injuries and liability claims. Advocai’s Slip and Fall Lawyers provide important winter safety tips to help prevent injuries during this season.   Clear the Property Ensure safety by diligently clearing driveways and walkways. To prevent slip and fall injuries, make it…

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Car Crash

Need To File A Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits Claim? Here’s What To Do

By Christine Morano / November 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Need To File A Motor Vehicle Accident Benefits Claim? Here’s What To Do

If you have been involved in a vehicle accident, your first priority is to stop the car and check if anyone has been injured. You might be wondering about the next steps. What important information should you record, and what visual evidence should be documented from the accident? We provide the proper instructions for handling…

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Elderly

Reporting Nursing Home Negligence in Ontario

By Christine Morano / November 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Reporting Nursing Home Negligence in Ontario

Neglect in nursing homes happens when residents don’t receive the care they need, leading to physical or mental health issues. If your loved one has suffered in a long-term care or retirement home, we’re here to assist you in understanding the rights and options available for you and your family. Learn what to do when…

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Gap in Long-Term Care Admissions Policy Puts High Care Needs Population at Risk

By Christine Morano / March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Gap in Long-Term Care Admissions Policy Puts High Care Needs Population at Risk

The COVID 19 crisis has placed a spotlight on the limited amount of hands-on care provided to residents in long-term care homes (LTCHs). The latest available Staffing Study prepared by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) reported that on average, each resident receives 2 hours and 18 minutes of hands-on care from PSWs…

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Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a parent?

Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a parent?

By Christine Morano / November 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Can I file a personal injury claim on behalf of a parent?

If your parent is suffering from dementia, a brain injury, or other cognitive impairment, he or she may lack the mental capacity to bring a personal injury lawsuit. However, this does not mean that your parent can’t obtain financial recovery as a result of the negligence and/or abuse by another person. You may be able…

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COVID 19 Long-Term Care Negligence

By Christine Morano / June 8, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID 19 Long-Term Care Negligence

The majority of COVID 19 related deaths in Ontario have been in long-term care homes. Just last week, the media reported over 100 cases of COVID 19 at Woodbridge Vista Care Community. The report published by the Canadian Armed Forces sheds light on the conditions at some of the worst-hit homes during the pandemic. They…

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Neglect in Ontario’s Long-Term Care System Exposed as Hundreds Die from COVID-19

By Christine Morano / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Neglect in Ontario’s Long-Term Care System Exposed as Hundreds Die from COVID-19

As the death toll continues to rise in long-term care homes across the province the majority of the media’s reports are now focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the residents and staff in these homes. I have repeatedly heard the government say that these are unprecedented times and while I acknowledge that the pandemic…

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Request for Information regarding COVID 19 in long-term care to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

By Christine Morano / April 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Request for Information regarding COVID 19 in long-term care to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Advocai LLP remains extremely concerned with the lack of transparency and measures taken by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to address the safety of our vulnerable elderly and the staff in long-term care homes across Ontario. The public needs to have basic information relating to COVID 19 infections at each long-term care home…

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Open Letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care regarding COVID 19 Transparency and Measures

By John-Paul Zeni / April 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Open Letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care regarding COVID 19 Transparency and Measures

Advocai LLP – lawyers for the sick, injured, and elderly, are deeply concerned with the lack of transparency and measures taken by the Ministry of Long-Term Care with respect to COVID 19. We have written and sent an Open Letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care regarding COVID 19 Transparency and Measures which is attached…

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