Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

TORONTO, ON –Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff employed in Ontario’s long-term care homes. An in-depth, peer-reviewed investigative study on violence against staff in Ontario long-term care homes has just been published. The study, titled “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,”…

“Help us,” urge staff with no pension and low wages at teachers’ pension plan owned Hamilton care home

HAMILTON, ON – Direct care staff with no pension and low wages employed at Amica Dundas, a Hamilton-area care home owned by the powerful Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) have taken the unprecedented step of appealing to the teachers’ fund board to help them achieve better working conditions.   Responsible investing principles, such as social and…

Hamilton area long-term care staff hold noon rally tomorrow “Too many tragic stories for province not to take urgent action on care levels”

HAMILTON, ON – Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes, “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the law in Ontario,” say area direct care staff holding a noon rally tomorrow (Tuesday, July 25, 2017) at St. Joseph’s Villa…

Make care better, safer for long–term care residents, support legislation for a 4 hour care standard: Ontario MPPs urged

NORTH BAY, ON — Improving care quality and safety for nearly 80,000 residents in long-term care homes requires the “political will and a non-partisan approach” by Ontario’s political parties to pass legislation that mandates a daily four hour resident care standard, said a resident family advocates and front line care staff, at a North Bay…

The time for care standard in legislation for long-term care residents, is “now” Sudbury media conference set for Thursday 10 a.m.

SUDBURY, ON — Following tragic stories coming from several Ontario long-term care homes this month, there’s a renewed scrutiny on resident care quality and safety and “urgency make a daily 4 hour resident care standard the law,” say advocates.   On Thursday, November 24, 2016 care providers and residents’ family advocates are holding a media…