LTC Minister grilled by commission following COVID deaths of 3,700 seniors

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While Seniors Guardian Angels was glad to see Ontario Long-term Care minister Merrillee Fullerton questioned by the LTC committee, we were disappointed by the implausibility of her answers. We thanks Sue-Ann Levy for this excellent article! https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/levy-ltc-minister-grilled-by-commission-following-covid-deaths-of-3700-seniors   LEVY: LTC Minister grilled by commission following COVID deaths of 3,700 seniors   Although she was aware […]

Ontario Government Has Funded $41 Million For Nursing Homes’ Entrances To Have Security Guards

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SGAP was appalled to find out that the Ontario government has funded $41 million for the nursing homes in Ontario to have security guards at their entrances https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/2021/01/28/security-guards-at-doors-of-ltc-homes-chilling-says-ndp-leader.html The government’s claim is that the guards will be there to provide “third party oversight” is to ensure that visitors entering homes adhere to screening a testing […]

Comments on Globe & Mail cover-stories on long-term care

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This was a letter to the editor of the Globe & Mail in regards to their stories on long-term care published on 21 Nov 2020 and linked below; https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-since-the-spring-51-residents-have-died-of-covid-19-at-this-kitchener/?symbol=print-msg https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-in-covid-19s-second-wave-canadas-long-term-care-homes-aim-for-a/?symbol=print-msg *** Your cover-stories on long-term care on Sat 21 Nov are so one-sided that they are propaganda!  The story “No One Should Die Alone”,  failed […]

Four hours of daily care per patient – what it really means to Ontario

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Headlines this month stated that Doug Ford’s Ontario provincial government is acting on one of the key recommendations of Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission — a mandated four hours of daily care per patient. SGAP was initially thrilled by this news as we have been advocating this for at least a decade. However, the Ford […]

Government Of Ontario states they do not take responsibility for long-term care

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The Government Of Ontario has the gall to state in their legal defense that they do not take responsibility for the province’s long-term care system.  (“Ontario government does not guarantee the health or safety of residents in long-term care homes, legal document says” – Tuesday, September 1, 2020 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-ontario-government-does-not-guarantee-the-health-or-safety-of/ )   The Government Of Ontario’s […]

Ontario government not doing a public inquiry

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SGAP is extremely disappointed that the Ontario government is not doing a full and independent public inquiry into the handling of the covid crisis at Ontario nursing homes. The sheer number of deaths in Ontario nursing homes – over 1,700 should, in and of itself, merit an independent public inquiry. This number of deaths is […]

Disappointed and disturbed by Doug Ford’s June 11th announcement

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The Seniors Guardian Angels Program is disappointed and disturbed by Doug Ford’s June 11th announcement on the lockdown of visitation to nursing homes. Mr. Ford had the gall to say “at the end of the day, it’s going to be the homes that calls the shots”.   One thing is clear from the horrific findings of […]

Open Letter To Doug Ford On The Nursing Home Crisis

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Hello Mr. Ford, I am amazed to have heard you say to the press that you knew nothing about the horrific conditions in many Ontario nursing homes.  I described the concentration-camp like environment to you in a letter I sent you.  (A copy is enclosed.)  You acknowledged with a reply on February 28, 2019.  (A […]