Loss of long COVID supports has patients looking to fill gaps in care – CBC

‘The government somehow folded all of this and so now we’re stuck’

Feb 14, 2023

Tuesday marks two years since Denise Morneau found out she had COVID-19, but she’s still waiting for some of the symptoms to subside.

She says she hasn’t recovered her sense of smell or taste, gets sporadic headaches that come with a feeling of pressure in her head and has problems with her balance sometimes.

“If I actually really listen to my body, I would just stay in the house and not go anywhere and not go walking and not do any cooking the way I’m doing now,” she said.

Morneau was a regular participant at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s COVID Recovery Program, which included consultations with occupational and physio therapists and a support group led by a social worker.

In July 2022, that program was scrapped because of a lack of funding and Morneau said that has left many people with nowhere to go for support.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-covid-long-haul-patient-supports-1.6746834

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