‘It’s basically a warehouse for the dying’: Nova Scotians call for overhaul of long-term care homes – Halifax

Disability advocate Joanne Larade speaking at a panel discussion in Halifax.

A panel of disability advocates spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people on Thursday night, outlining their concerns over the lack of options related to dedicated housing for people with physical disabilities. They’re calling on the government to step up and provide funding that would ensure that the living situations of people with […]

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Women with disabilities not getting the sexual health care they need, experts say

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Most Canadian provinces recommend that women get a Pap test to check for cervical cancer every few years, but not all women can get them regularly, according to Natasha Prodan-Bhalla. Help us improve Globalnews.ca Prodan-Bhalla, who is a nurse practitioner at Vancouver’s ACCESS clinic, finds that many of her patients might not have been examined […]

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Canadian insurance company denies disability claim, cites care for son in decision

Canadian insurance company denies disability claim, cites care for son in decision

A major Canadian insurance company is denying long-term disability coverage to an Ontario woman, citing that if she is well enough to care for her son, she should be fit enough to report for work. Sandra Bullock works in an administration role for a large company in downtown Toronto. Her doctors have determined that she […]

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‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes – Halifax

‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes - Halifax

Joanne Larade has lived in the same long-term care home for four years, and while she says the staff are well-trained, friendly and helpful, each day is a challenge. “I have more in common with the staff of course, because they’re my age,” she explained. Joanne is disabled and requires assistance to live her life. […]

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