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Ontario Budget Submission 2024

We want to share with you our submission on the Ontario Budget which emphasizes issues relating to Long-Term Care. We appreciate that important investments were announced by the current government in 2023 to improve long-term care homes. However, the long-term care system itself has long-standing …

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Envisioning the future of Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care Awareness Day on November 22nd, represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness, promote education and facilitate positive changes within the long-term care sector. This special day is also an opportunity to connect members of the community who wish to work towards a system …

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2022 Inspections Report Card

Concerned Friends Inspection Review Team is pleased to release its analysis of Ontario’s 2022 inspections of Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario. Our findings include: It is difficult to draw firm conclusions from the inspection reports. But it is clear that many homes have difficulty meeting the …

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Concerned Friends in the news! LTC had flaws well before COVID

Concerned Friends in the news! Read our letter to the editor published in the Toronto Star. Long-Term Care had flaws well before COVID. Our comments regarding the Ombudsman’s report on Long-Term Care inspections during the pandemic. https://torontostar.pressreader.com/article/282441353691633

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Ombudson Ontario report: Lessons for the long term

Last Thursday, the Ombudsman for Ontario, Paul Dubé released a lengthy report outlining his investigation into the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s oversight of long-term care homes through inspection and enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full report HERE, as well as remarks by Mr. …

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Consultation on Safe Long-Term Care Act

The Federal government has launched a consultation in advance of new Long-Term Care (LTC) legislation. This is an important opportunity for all Canadians to advocate for change in the system that can impact current and future LTC residents. Here is the survey link: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-safe-long-term-care.html We …

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Concerned Friends assists with research study on responsive behaviours in LTCHs

Concerned Friends (CF) is proud to have contributed to the recently published research conducted by a team from the University of Windsor and York University. Thearticle, entitled Analysis of Inspection Reports and Responsive Behaviours, explores therelationship between regulations, inspections and responsive behaviours* in long termcare. The research …

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