As a constituent living in your riding, I’m asking for your help to pass legislation requiring an average of four hours of hands-on nursing and personal support services for Ontario long-term care residents every day.
Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, including just such a minimum care standard, was passed at Second Reading on November 2, 2017 in a unanimous vote by all three parties. That was a wonderfully big step, but the challenge now is to make sure it doesn’t languish forever without ever being called by Committee.
Every new day without a legislated, minimum daily care standard, is another day of many residents spending long hours alone and waiting for basic needs to be met, often sitting in their own unchanged clothing as workers are run off their feet trying to do their best to keep up.
This issue is very important to me and my family, as I am sure it is to you and yours. That’s why I am reaching out to you for help to make sure the Standing Committee on General Government puts Bill 33 on it’s agenda soon. Your support will help give nursing home residents the care and respect they deserve.
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