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Nearly 100 of Ontario’s embattled care homes are run by third-party operators—a management arrangement often invisible to the families of residents. Now, analysis by The Local has found that COVID-19 death rates at facilities outsourced to Extendicare, the largest operator in Ontario, are 81 percent higher than the industry average.
The devastation in seniors homes during COVID-19 was the predictable result of decades of indifference and neglect. From Victorian poorhouses to sites of mass death—the shameful history of our long-term care system.
As more and more seniors with dementia become entangled with the law, how can the justice system adapt?
In many Toronto highrises, nearly half the residents are seniors. The way we age in this city is changing — can services keep up?
The health care system depends on the work of family caregivers, even when they're elderly and may need care themselves.
A simple household nuisance reveals the cracks within our support system for Toronto seniors.
One 90-year-old grandmother's resolve to remain independent.
Every Friday morning elderly residents eagerly await the arrival of Dr. Lim, their unofficial doctor-in-residence.
This little known neighbourhood on Toronto's west side struggles with some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the city.
Ms. Palmer is 93 and slowly losing her eyesight. Like so many seniors, she wants to keep living alone.
What life's like in this Toronto neighbourhood where 58% of seniors live alone.