Staff and management at Cedarwood Lodge, a long-term care facility in Sault Ste. Marie, continue to address the compliance orders raised by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
‘The Ministry issued six orders that needed to be addressed. As a result, last month, it told
Cedarwood it had to stop taking in new residents while it focused on the issues and existing
clients. The orders centre around gaps in internal communications and how that affected the
following of policies and procedures. Cedarwood has 50 beds, 47 beds are occupied. Currently, only 3 beds are vacant.
Cedarwood continues to work with the Ministry to address the orders. At the end of the day, these shortcomings were unacceptable and beneath the bar Cedarwood Lodge sets for itself.
Out of respect for the regulatory process and the privacy of our residents and families, Cedarwood won’t be able to make any further public comment or interviews at this time. Our focus is, and must be, on the residents we serve and families who need us.’