According to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Inspection Report found here – publicreporting Cedarwood Lodge has been found to be in ‘Non-Compliance posing serious risk of harm to the health or well-being of residents. Pursuant to section 50 of the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA), the Northeast Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and the placement co-ordinator for Cedarwood Lodge, have been directed to cease authorizing admissions to Cedarwood Lodge. This direction is effective until further notice from the Director under the LTCHA.’
In a letter dated March 28th, 2017, to Mr. Richard Joly, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast CCAC, from Karen Simpson, Director, Long-Term Care Inspections Branch, she states, “The ceasing of admissions has been directed based on my belief that there is a risk of harm to the health or well-being of residents in the home or persons who might be admitted as residents.”
Cedarwood Lodge, an ‘interim’ long-term care home opened in Spring, 2015 at the old F.J Davey Home with a capacity of 50 beds. Since it’s opening, Cedarwood Lodge has been plagued by a string of MLTC Inspection Reports dating back to June 2015. These reports highlight chronic understaffing – lack of adequate hygiene support for residents including regular bathing – poor quality of care – and several anonymous complaints.
Saultonline reached out to Cedarwood Lodge for comment and spoke with Carol Chlebus – Charge Nurse on Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, who stated that she is unable to speak to the Inspection Report.
Cedarwood is operated by Sudbury-based Autumnwood Community Care Inc, a privately-held company established in 1998.
Calls to Autumnwood Community Care Inc. were not immediately returned. Rudy Putton, Administrator, Cedarwood Lodge was not available for comment.