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

NORTH BAY, 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 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 care providers and residents’ family advocates are holding a…

VICTORY! Board makes best choice for the community, keeps Cassellholme in public hands

North Bay, ON – Putting resident care quality first and keeping Cassellholme, the sole municipally-operated long-term care home in Nipissing in public hands, “is the best choice for the community. Kudos to the Cassellholme board for making the right decision to keep this valuable community asset public,” said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).…

Home care services for 1500 inner city patients still in peril despite today’s funding announcement

TORONTO, ON (July 19, 2016) – Home care services of more than 1500 infirm and elderly, inner city patients provided by Toronto’s Neighbourhood Group are still in peril of coming to an end despite today’s announcement of additional sector-wide funding by the provincial government. Personal Support Workers from Neighbourhood Group provide home care to low…

REVISED: Overwhelming opposition to making Cassellholme privately-run; poll finds

NORTH BAY, ON — Residents in North Bay and east Nipissing firmly support their taxes going toward resident care at Cassellholme. But there is overwhelming opposition to divesting Cassellholme into a privately-run nursing home, according to an area-wide poll released today. Cassellholme is the only public, municipal home for nine east Nipissing municipalities. Behind the…