Long-term care advocate introduces plan to tackle hallway medicine

Toronto – October 25, 2018 – Today, the Ontario Long Term Care Association revealed its plan to assist with the province’s goal of ending hallway medicine, by reducing wait times and improving care for seniors living in long-term care homes. The Association laid out its key recommendations to the new Ontario government, lauding their goal of fixing hallway medicine once and for all.

“Frontline staff remain dedicated to meeting the escalating needs of seniors across the province. But we’ve reached an alarming tipping point,” said Candace Chartier, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Long Term Care Association. “Wait lists have grown at an astounding rate, long-term care is in the midst of a health human resource crisis and half of Ontario’s homes need to be rebuilt. These challenges, which have the potential to overwhelm Ontario’s health care system, have been left largely unaddressed for the past 15 years. It’s time for Ontario’s new government to make meaningful progress towards resolving these issues.”

Read more at OLTCA.