“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residence and the Association (OLTCA) are ramping up efforts for increased Provincial funding to close the care gaps in outdated homes.
“We see homes like Chartwell Aurora where there are stark differences between the old and the new,” said Ms. Chartier while visiting Chartwell on Thursday, the latest stop in the OLTCA’s tour touting their plan for action, “Better Seniors’ Care.”
Better Seniors’ Care calls for immediate action to improve seniors’ care in Ontario through: the implementation of a plan to modernize every long-term care home in Ontario that has been classified as “outdated” by the Province, thus improving the quality of care to 35,000 seniors living in these residences; ensuring seniors outside of urban centres have sufficient access to care close to home; and providing a more predictable approach to funding and ensuring specialized resources are enhanced to support residents with increasing needs.
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