Ford Government Working to “Fix” Long-Term-Care Homes – Niagara West Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff

A Statement by Niagara West Ford Government MPP Sam Oosterhoff

Posted October 8th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Niagara West and Ford Government MPP Sam Oosterhoff

“One pillar of our government’s plan to fix long-term care is increasing staff so they can provide more, high-quality care to residents.

“That is why, the Ontario government is providing long-term care homes across the province with $270 million to hire more staff to increase direct care for residents from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 3 hours, per resident by the end of this fiscal year. This will make Ontario a leader in direct care.

“Every long-term care home in Ontario will benefit from this funding as it will allow them to hire more staff and these staff will deliver increased care to residents.

”This includes $2,493,509 for long-term care homes in Niagara West. This is part of the province’s commitment to ensure long-term care residents receive—on average—four hours of direct care per day by 2024-25. It was also announced that as part of the government’s plan to fix long-term care, it will bring forward legislation that will enshrine its commitment to four hours of care into law.

“This funding will also support an increase of direct care provided by allied health care professionals such as physiotherapists and social workers by 20% over two years. “

For another recent story from CBC on the state of the situation around Ontario’s long-term-care homes, click on – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ministry-of-labour-reports-long-term-care-homes-covid-staff-complaints-1.6200725

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3 responses to “Ford Government Working to “Fix” Long-Term-Care Homes – Niagara West Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff

  1. WOW, fifteen minutes more per patients what a generous gift. Thie barber takes longer to cut the hair of these two politicos.

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  2. Can we ensure that that this $270 million is externally audited so the monies actually goes into care and not into the pockets of Ford’s friends like Mike Harris, chairman of Chartwell Homes. This sounds more like a way to funnel money into pockets not health care improvement.

    Chartwell operates homes in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

    “The rest of Chartwell’s corporate directors come from big banks, real estate, tax, audit and investment corporations. It’s a full list of corporate heavy weights without a single health care or seniors’ representative.”
    “Reading Chartwell’s 144-page 2019 Annual report, its focus is clearly on its real estate portfolio, growth and on profit returns for investors. It’s about making money for shareholders, reporting income and growth, not about caring for seniors.”

    source: https://canadians.org/analysis/mike-harris-raking-profits-long-term-care-system-he-helped-create

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  3. The disgraceful , neglectful care seniors have endured for decades while Chartwell (a private sector LTC operator) and the like have benefited millions in profit because of the lack of care and staff and overall sub standard operation has been proven by many ignored studies. The pandemic brought it to a criminal state that was an embarassment to Ontario and caused horrific grief , pain and suffering to residents and their families on an unparalleled scale. .LTC should not be left in the hands of unethical private ownership. They have proven their profits were far more important than quality care. Why are we giving them another chance? Business who failed so drastically should not be allowed to continue to operate. .Premier Ford should not be trusted either and LTC should be turned over to the Federal Healthcare Act to operate.

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