CF Quoted re Hospital Fines

Board Director Shelley Birenbaum quoted by CBC Windsor regarding hospital fines. "Shelley Birenbaum, the director at Concerned Friends, said that older people are a group that are constantly being placed last in line. "I have great sympathy for the hospitals but this is not the problem of people waiting for long-term care, they didn't cause the

2021 Inspections Report Card

For many years, Concerned Friends has been reporting on the government-mandated inspections within the 627 long-term care facilities located across Ontario. In 2021, the number of inspections completed (1,787) decreased slightly from the previous year (1,886). However, in both years, the number of inspections was significantly lower than 2019, by at least 28%. Although each

Election Toolkit

The Ontario Provincial Election is fast approaching (Thursday June 2, 2022) and the good news is that long-term care is addressed in the platforms of all the major parties. The bad news is that there is no consensus on how to fix this very broken system. Each party has articulated different strategies ranging from an

Submission on Fixing the Long-Term Care Act

Concerned Friends submitted comments and recommendations on the proposed Phase 1 Regulations under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021. For a copy of Concerned Friends submission click here. Our 26 recommendations fall under the following key areas. Accountability, Enforcement, and Transparency Definition of Not-for-Profit Homes Diversity and Discrimination Emergency Planning/Pandemic Preparedness Quality of Care Resident Safety

Submission on Bill 37

Concerned Friends made a submission to the Ontario Regulatory Registry and the Standing Committee on Bill 37, Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors, and Building More Beds Act, 2021. For a copy of Concerned Friends submission click here. Our 33 recommendations fall under the following key areas. Increase Accountability, Enforcement and Funding For Compliance. Reform the Health