Those residents in long term care are literally prisoners. They’re being held hostage, they’re being denied access to their relatives. I’m not a lawyer. I’m not a professional advocate. I’m not affiliated with any group. I am just a private citizen who knows the system and wants to help.Julie Richard had to navigate her way through Ontario’s long-term care system when her “Nana” was in a home. She’s also a former volunteer for a Scarborough care facility.
News from the front lines in Seniors’ Long Term Care,
Inspired by Carol Wodak founding member of CITIZEN WATCH
BACKGROUNDER: CITIZEN WATCH was created as a public service for the people of Alberta. It was the work of an ever-widening network of individuals from across the province, including families and friends of long term care and assisted or supportive living residents and those requiring long term care supports in their own homes. CITIZEN WATCH WEBSITE
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18 May 2020 Old money Tortoise Thousands of care home residents are dying from Covid-19, and staff are on minimum wage. But in the background, big profits are being made. Ian Birrell investigates a broken industry
What happened in #LongTermCare & Retirement Homes in Canada at the start of #COVID19? Read the recently published report which is based on interviews with more than 40 #PatientPartners and healthcare leaders.
— CFHI-FCASS (@CFHI_FCASS) August 4, 2020
Had my first inside visit with my mom in months. She’s despondent and weighs 70 lbs but I asked if she new me under the mask she said yes. I made it out the door so she wouldn’t see be balling my eyes out. I long for pre-covid days.
— Sheryl (@sheryl_help4mom) August 5, 2020
If you’re wondering where the annual $21.7 billion of federal funding of Australian aged care goes, here’s a visual illustration: Areti Arvanitis, the wife of Epping Gardens nursing home mogul Peter Arvanitis, with her Maserati.
— Sarah Holland-Batt (@the_shb) August 2, 2020
UBC study reveals older adults coped with pandemic best https://t.co/MCLZCUcsoN Older adults possess considerable expertise. Let’s remember to check on our older loved ones and also recognize they can still make contributions during the pandemic. via @ubcnews #seniors #research
— SeniorsAdvocateBC (@SrsAdvocateBC) August 4, 2020
One in nine newly admitted long-term care residents could be cared for at home, report says – The Globe and Mail https://t.co/qDWdupTsyT
— TREC (@TRECResearch) August 6, 2020