Councillor Josh Matlow

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A Call to Reform Ontario’s Long-Term Care Homes2020-05-23T00:42:00+00:00

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been particularly devastating to our elder population, especially in long term care homes where, in too many cases, it has been running rampant. To better support and help ensure that an outbreak of this magnitude never happens again to seniors and those living with accessibility challenges in our province, I'm asking the Premier and Minister of Long Term Care to adopt three recommendations- initiate an independent, objective and impartial inquiry into Ontario's long term care homes, immediate changes made to the level and quality of care in long term care homes with respect to pandemic relief and finally, so that we never lose sight of improving residents' quality of life, adopt emotion-centered approaches to care into Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) and Ontario Regulation 79/10

We owe it to our long term care homes staff and residents, along with their families and friends, to take the necessary steps to ensure that they are provided the highest standards of safety and care. Those who we’ve lost to COVID-19 deserve nothing less than transformational change. Let this be their legacy.

Please sign the petition below and click on the resulting link to send a custom email to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Long Term Care Merrillee Fullerton and your MPP. Your voice is needed to create transformational change.

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