Giant Rocking Chair Tour 2016: Rock-in for Improved Care!
Posted: June 21, 2016
(June 21, 2016)
The Ontario Health Coalition’s giant 10-foot tall rocking chair with its message of the urgent need to bring in a 4-hour per day minimum care standard and improve access to long-term care has visited 17 communities (only 2 more to go!) including Prescott, Plantagenet, Orleans, Carleton Place, Almonte, Barry’s Bay, Bancroft, Norwood, Lindsay, Newmarket, Alliston, King City, Orangeville, Exeter, Amherstburg, Essex & St. Thomas.
Tuesday June 21 – Last Stops of the Tour!
LET’S DEMAND IMPROVED CARE FOR ONTARIO’S LONG TERM CARE HOMES!
The Ontario government must:
- Set a minimum care staffing standard of 4-hours of hands-on care per day, per resident.
- Improve access to care and reduce wait times.
Our huge thanks to the community members, and the residents and staff at the long-term care homes in each community that have come out to show their support, share their stories and hop on the chair for a photo. The rocking chair has made news across the province! Here are some photos from the tour and links to the news coverage:
Day 1: Prescott and Plantagenet
Day 2: Orleans, Carleton Place and Almonte
Day 3: Barry’s Bay and Bancroft
Day 4: Norwood and Lindsay
Day 5: Newmarket, Alliston and King City
Day 6: Orangeville and Exeter
Day 7: Amherstburg and Essex
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