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Industry Updates

The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.
 

Proton pump inhibitors (antacids): possible risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea

February 16, 2012
Health Canada, Advisories and Warnings

OTTAWA - Health Canada is informing Canadians of a possible association between the use of prescription stomach antacids known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD).

Click here to read the advisory from Health Canada.

Workers struggle after CO poisoning

February 13, 2012
The StarPhoenix, Betty Ann Adam

As carbon monoxide poisoned the air at a Humboldt [Saskatchewan] long-term care home, unaware workers were struck with "whomping" headaches, double vision and racing hearts.

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Province invests in community workers who support Albertans

February 10, 2012
Government of Alberta News Release

Edmonton... Community agencies contracted by the Alberta government to provide services to vulnerable Albertans will benefit from an increase in funding over the next three years to help them recruit and retain staff.

Click here to read the news release.

Budget 2012 provides close to $5 billion in supports for vulnerable Albertans and seniors

February 10, 2012
Government of Alberta News Release

Edmonton... Budget 2012 builds on Premier Redford's commitment to strengthen benefits and supports to Albertans in their time of need, with $5 billion in total funding in 2012-13 for the ministries of Human Services and Seniors.

Click here to read the news release.

Click here to visit the Budget 2012 website to learn more.