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Ontario Petition for Minimum Care Standards in Nursing Homes

Posted: May 1, 2007

(May 1, 2007)

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

o Whereas understaffing in Ontario nursing homes is a serious problem resulting in inadequate care for residents and unsafe conditions for staff;

o Whereas after the Harris government removed the regulation providing minimum care levels in 1995, hours of care dropped below the previous 2.25 hour/day minimum;

o Whereas the recent improvements in hours of care are not adequate, vary widely and are not held to accountable standards;

o Whereas there is currently nothing in legislation to protect residents and staff from renewed cuts to care levels by future governments, and;

o Whereas care needs have measurably increased with aging and the movement of people with more complex health needs from hospitals into long term care homes;

Therefore, we the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows:
We call on the government of Ontario to:

o Immediately enact and fund an average care standard of 3.5 hours per resident per day in the regulations under the new Long Term Care Homes Act.

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Please fill out and return as soon as possible to:
Ontario Health Coalition, 15 Gervais Drive, Suite 305 Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8
fax: 416-441-4073 email: ohc@sympatico.ca tel: 416-441-2502

 

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