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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 …

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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 …

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Letter to Minister Calandra

Concerned Friends implores the Minister of Long-Term Care to reinstate vaccine requirements and to continue and enhance mask mandates in long-term care. Click here to see the letter.

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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 …

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2022 Provincial Budget Consultations Submission

Concerned Friends participated in the 2022 Budget Consultations with a submission that outlined recommendations for bringing Ontario long-term care homes to an acceptable standard. Click here to see the submission. Our submission focused on three key areas: Increase Accountability and Enforcement Advance Quality and Safety …

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Letter to Minister Phillips

Concerned Friends sends the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Rod Phillips, a Call to Action to address the Omicron crisis in LTC homes. Click here to see the letter.

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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. …

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Letter to PM Trudeau to Transform LTC

Concerned Friends sends Prime Minister Trudeau our recommendations to transform long-term care with key areas identified; Canada’s history of underfunding in LTC; the current health human resources shortage in LTC; the establishment of national quality standards and requirements for LTC homes to ensure the safety …

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Open Letter to the Premier for a Call to Action

Concerned Friends sends the Premier and Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care a Call to Action in five key areas; Staffing, Annual Resident Quality Inspections, Advisory Group, Infection Control and National Standards. “We stand united with the many groups including doctors voicing outrage over the …

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