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.

Recall of walkers (BIOS ROLLATOR) at Wal-Mart Canada stores

March 6, 2012
Health Canada - Advisories and Warnings

OTTAWA - Thermor Ltd. Canada is conducting a voluntary recall of their walker, the BIOS Rollator 56001, sold at Wal-Mart stores across Canada. Due to a manufacturer's defect, the fracturing of metal welds on the walker could cause the user to fall and possibly suffer serious injury. The fracturing of the metal welds can occur near the front legs of the walker above the area of the support bar.

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Helping seniors stay in their communities

March 5, 2012
Government of Alberta - e-newsletter article

Redeveloped and modernized apartments and lodge units are on the way for lower-income seniors across Alberta. These redevelopments will add more affordable housing supply, help increase residents’ quality of life, and increase their mobility and access to services. Adaptable accommodations and services will enhance the independence of seniors living in these housing units by allowing them to age-in-place, staying close to friends and loved ones as their needs change.

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Fort Saskatchewan area seniors benefit from improved housing

March 2, 2012
Government of Alberta - News Release

Edmonton... Seniors in the Fort Saskatchewan area will have greater access to comfortable, safe housing when Dr. Turner Lodge is replaced with a new building in the Sherridon area.

This $18 million investment will create an improved environment for lower-income seniors to enjoy an aging-in-place lifestyle.

“Seniors have helped build this province and we want to ensure the place they call home is in good condition and a great place to live now and for years to come, said Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “We want to ensure Alberta seniors will continue to have a safe and affordable place to live.”

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Vancouver Island Health Authority fined $97,500 over violent attacks on staff

February 29, 2012
The Victoria Times Colomnist - Carla Wilson

The Vancouver Island Health Authority has been fined $97,500 by WorkSafe B.C. because of three incidents of violence by patients against staff.

It was the fourth-highest penalty WorkSafe issued last year.

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