Seniors suffer as Ontario nursing home investment falls short, association says

Robert, 74, suffers from bipolar disorder and early onset dementia, and can get violent with his roommates in a four-bed room at a long-term care home.

Martha, 92, has acute lung disease, heart disease and diabetes, and needs 24-hour nursing support in long-term care. But because there aren’t enough specialized long-term care beds in her small town, she is stuck in hospital.

Rahim is a personal support worker who constantly rushes from one incident to another, leaving jobs half done.

In a speech Wednesday to the Economic Club of Canada, the CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association cited these real-life examples to demonstrate the daily struggles facing residents and staff in the industry.

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