40% of Waterloo Region’s LTC homes need rebuilding, OLTCA says

The Ontario Long-Term Care Association has some good news and some bad news for Waterloo Region.
It says more of the region’s nursing homes are ready to deal with a big increase in the number of seniors than is the case for Ontario as a whole.
But while that can be seen as a positive, the organization also says only 60 per cent of Waterloo Region’s LTC homes are ready for what’s to come – compared to 50 per cent for all of Ontario.

“We have seniors coming into long-term care homes much sicker, much more frail, and really, really needing a different kind of care than they needed even five years ago,” OLTCA CEO Candace Chartier said Thursday at a media event at the Trinity Village long-term care home in Kitchener.

Read the rest of the story at CTV Kitchener.

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