Alberta hasn’t got the formula of success for protecting Seniors in Long Term Care perfect,One on one with Premier Jason Kenney
The pandemic forced all of us into crisis mode, but can it help fast track fundamental change in long-term care (LTC) homes and for the people who live there?
For over 40 years, the Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) has been a leading community voice for Ottawa’s seniors and has recently focused its efforts on the tragic plight of seniors living in LTC. The Council’s vision for long-term care is that residents should live in safe home-like environments where they are treated with respect and dignity.
Ontario’s current LTC system is based on old institutional models, tired patterns of care, tight regulatory controls, and increasingly, profit-making. Some of the worst things we can do for seniors is to dispatch them off to facilities where they are isolated, inactive, treated as helpless, and forgotten. Required home inspections are often punitive and rarely result in substantial improvements. And, there is a critical shortage of staff working in LTC homes and turnover rates are high.
With lawsuits looming, it is easy to imagine that governments will become more risk-averse resulting in additional controls and penalties in the future. The COA believes we must use this opportunity to fundamentally rethink the kind of care we need in old age.
The Long Term Care Market research report 2020-2027 is a historical overview and an in-depth study of the current and future markets of the Long Term Care industry. The report provides a basic overview of Long Term Care market size, status, and competitive segment with a basic introduction of major vendors, major regions, product types and end industries. This report provides a historical overview of Long Term Care market trends, growth, revenue, capacity, cost structure, and key driver analysis.
The Long Term Care Market report is a compilation of key development trends defining the growth of the industry in terms of geographic scope and competitive scenario. It also highlights the challenges and constraints that affect the business case and provides data on the opportunities that will increase industry compensation. In addition, the study consists of an impact analysis of the coronavirus outbreak in order to provide a comprehensive view of the market outlook for the coming years.
LTC Historical Reporting
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
INDEX (CLICK on Carol’s contributed collated collections by date)
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- Risk Factors Associated With Mortality Among Residents With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Long-term Care Facilities in Ontario, Canada
- 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
Gas pumps, store doors and shelves are high contact areas for #COVID19AB. If you stop while on the road, remember to sanitize your hands before and after pumping gas, shopping or paying for and taking food at a store or drive-thru.
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) September 6, 2020
Our op-ed in today’s The Globe and Mail — from our Scientific Director, Dr. Carole Estabrooks, with Dr. Colleen Flood and Dr. Sharon Straus:
— TREC (@TRECResearch) June 10, 2020