Manitoulin Lodge asks community to participate in provincial advocacy letter writing campaign

ORE BAY—The Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home in Gore Bay is hoping that members of the local community will take part in the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) advocacy program calling for immediate investments by the province to, among other things, add more beds and hire more front-line staff in Ontario long term care homes.

“The Manitoulin Lodge is taking part in the Better Seniors Care campaign and reminds the government of what the key priorities and needs are in terms of long term care, and to keep these issues front and centre in the government’s minds,” stated Gloria Hall, of the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home, last Friday. “There is still a lot of support needed for long term care homes.”

Ms. Hall pointed out, “there are four causes that the campaign is bringing forward: the need for more long-term care beds; the need for more front line staff to provide care; the need for more homes to be renovated or rebuilt (which includes the need for more funding resources to be provided by the province); and the need for more better care behavioural and dementia supports in every home.”

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