Long-Term Care in Canada: Three-quarters say significant change is needed; only one-in-five believe it will happen 55 per cent of Canadians say they would accept a tax increase to fund improvements in LTC ________________________________________ July 26, 2021 – The gradual lifting of restrictions at long-term care facilities across Canada is offering opportunities for families whose… Continue reading Canadians want change in LTC
As Covid-19 has rampaged through the long-term care homes of Italy, Spain, then Washington State, BC, and tragically Canada, there has been a barrage of news stories finally focussing on the problems Crying Out Loud was formed to speak about. Happily, so far, Vancouver Island has been spared, in part because Island Health took quick… Continue reading A storm of news
We hope this newsletter finds everyone well and safe in this time of Covid 19 social isolation. Our world has been turned upside down over the past few months. The plight of some residential care homes in our country have been thrust into the forefront of everyone’s mind. We have all seen and heard the shocking… Continue reading COL Newsletter May 2020
This review of Patient Care Quality Office complaints underscores the critical importance of patient complaints as feedback and a key indicator of the need for improvements in the province’s healthcare system: Comox Valley resident and advocate Liza Schmalcel wrote this recent OpEd as a response to an OpEd by Duncan resident Bryan Senft, concerning the… Continue reading Some recent Island healthcare news stories and opinions…
New Health Care Advocacy Group Asks Public for Help For Immediate Release: June 10, 2019 Tell Us Your Story! New Health Care Advocacy Group Asks Public for Help. If you have personal experience with health care, including home care, residential care, if you are waiting for residential care, or need respite care, Seniors Voices Comox… Continue reading Tell Us Your Story!
An Assembly Line of Care – Care workers in Ontario long term care homes – 32 minutes per shift doing paperwork https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/study-psws-ontario-long-term-care-homes-1.5355808 CTV W5 feature on a threatened class action lawsuit November 2, 2019. Also includes other sources on for-profit residential care
After 7 years, not enough progress Victoria Times Colonist, February 25, 2019