Concerned Friends was one of the 100 organizations that participated in the Ontario Health Coalition's Zoom Press Conference on January 22 representing more than one million families of loved ones in long-term care, residents, care workers, health professionals, advocacy groups, seniors’ groups and community groups. Collectively they delivered a powerful message to Premier Ford calling
Concerned Friends participated in the Ontario Health Coalition Day of Action in Guelph on October 8 to create political pressure to expose the lack of action to improve care in long-term care and to push for an end to for-profit privatization of long-term care.
Concerned Friends submitted a letter to Premier Ford, detailing three priority areas of focus for LTC homes in Ontario: staffing, annual resident quality inspection and cross-sector sharing and support. We also requested the opportunity to be a part of the Commission.
Concerned Friends added our voice to the Ontario Health Coalition Open Letter to Premier Doug Ford regarding the commission and the immediate measures needed in long-term care facilities.
Concerned Friends supports the work that Family Councils Ontario has been providing with their updates and resources relating to COVID 19. Family Councils Ontario works with long-term care residents' families, Family Councils, and home staff in Long-Term Care Homes across Ontario.