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Profit motive blamed in long-term care crisis

Posted: June 5, 2020

(June 4, 2020)

By: Michael Swan, The Catholic Register

The 88-year-old godmother of palliative care in Ontario knows exactly what’s wrong with long-term care in the province. Much of it is motivated by profit.

“The profit motive is — what do I want to call it? — something that sets fire to the concept of care,” said Jean Echlin.

“It’s just — ohhh!” said a frustrated Echlin.

On June 1, Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé, acting on his own authority to investigate, assembled a “special ombudsman response team” to examine the entire sector. His investigation came one week after the Canadian Armed Forces, called in to help at five long-term care facilities facing crisis due to COVID-19, issued a damning report that found unsanitary conditions and an absence of basic care in all five for-profit homes.

Click here for the full article, featuring an interview with Ontario Health Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra

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