France Gelinas, Ontario NDP health critic and Nickel Belt MPP, is planning to present a petition in the legislature this week urging the provincial government to prioritize long-term care improvements in the next budget. Almost 500 signatures are from residents and staff at the Elizabeth Centre — a long-term care home in Greater Sudbury, Ont.
GORE BAY—Jarlette Health Services has once again partnered with the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) and other nursing homes across the province, including the Manitoulin Lodge in Gore Bay, to advocate on behalf of those living with us and also for future residents who will need help and support in the coming years. Over
“Night and day.” That is how Candace Chartier of the Ontario Long Term Care Association characterized the two wings of Chartwell Aurora, built some three decades part. But the care residents receive in each wing could be described the same way, despite the best efforts of Chartwell, and both the local long-term care residence and
As he looks around the common room at the very frail seniors asleep in their wheelchairs, Brian English says the health of residents in his nursing home has declined dramatically since he moved in seven years ago. “My memory tells me that when I came in here first, this whole floor (of residents) was mobile
n 1984, the majority of Canadians were under 31 years old. That’s changed significantly. In 2014 Statistics Canada estimated half the population of Canada is under 41 and half over 41, a shift of nearly 10 years. Canadians are getting older and senior care has become a pressing issue, in Chatham-Kent and across the nation.
Ontario’s 600 long-term care homes are asking for your help to make better seniors’ care a priority for the 2017 Ontario budget. According to Meadow Park administrator Anne Marie Rumble, the plan is about improving the foundation of the sector and ensuring long-term care homes have the resources needed to support all residents with the
More than 3,200 seniors are waiting for long-term care in Hamilton and Burlington. The backlog is contributing to high numbers of blocked hospital beds with nearly one in four at St. Joseph’s Healthcare alone taken up by patients waiting for other types of care. It is also making it increasingly hard for those not in
TORONTO—Representatives of the Manitoulin Lodge Nursing Home in Gore Bay support calls by the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLCA) to make seniors care a priority. “We support the (OLTCA) Better Seniors Care Campaign, specifically in-home behaviour support of Ontario (BSO),” said Lee Turley, administrator/staff educator No. 2 at the Manitoulin Lodge. “In the last
Caring for Sudbury’s aging population is a crisis that has unfolded in slow motion. Looking at the numbers, however, all that is going to change quickly. In 2016, there were almost 13,000 people aged 75 years or older in Sudbury, representing 7.9 per cent of the city’s population. That number is expected to grow by