Major step forward for Ontario seniors living in long-term care | CUPE

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2018-01-09T16:57:26-04:00
"Thanks to the work of CUPE Ontario’s long-term care workers, seniors living in long-term care are now closer to a minimum of four hours of daily hands-on care. Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, passed second reading thanks to all party support for an NDP private members’ bill that would legislate the minimum care standard. ... Currently in Ontario, the only legal guarantees are one on-site nurse 24 hours a day, and two baths a week. Canada has the lowest care levels among countries with equivalent economies, and Ontario has the lowest in Canada. There are more than 78,000 people living in the province’s long-term care homes. The majority of residents are over 85, almost three quarters have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia, and the vast majority have mobility issues."
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