Personal support workers in two of Sault Ste. Marie's larger long-term care homes say they have to ask their residents to wait to go to the washroom because there aren't enough staff to help. Click here to read more.
A long term care facility should be a home.
“It should be a safe place, a place that should be their home where seniors are supported nurtured and cared for,” said Kelly O’Sullivan from Canadian Union of Public Employee.
Instead, she said the level of care provided to seniors falls short of even ensuring their safety, and in some cases seniors have been beaten to death by other long term care home residents. Read more here.
CUPE Workers at the F.J. Davey Home in Sault Ste. Marie went public Wednesday with concerns about cuts to workers hours that they say are resulting in less personalized care for residents at the local long-term-care facility. Read more here.
Home Care for 370 Patients Waiting for Long-Term Care Relieves Pressure on Hospitals - The Windsor Star
Windsor and Essex County would need a lot more nursing home spaces if not for the fact that 370 frail, elderly patients waiting for long-term acre are getting "very intensive care" in their own homes. Read more here.
Lasalle students record seniors' memories through scrapbooking at Finlandia's Hoivakoti long-term care facility.
Read Northern Life's article here.
_One of our members is participating in the Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety. They are looking for your input on abuse and neglect in Long-Term Care homes to develop an action plan on resident care and safety that is targeted for public release by the end of April 2012.
Please visit http://longtermcaretaskforce.ca/index.php/Your_Voice#questions to have your say!
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