The Long Term Care Association of Ontario is calling on the province to take immediate action to modernized long-term care homes and improve dementia care.
The association argues with more than 60% of seniors living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias in long-term care homes province-wide, newer homes create a better, safer environment for residents and staff.
“The needs of seniors in Barrie and Simcoe County entering long-term care have risen dramatically in recent years,” said Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. “Too many seniors are living in homes that need to be rebuilt and modernized. Too many seniors with dementia aren’t getting the supports they need to ensure their comfort and safety. Our seniors deserve better care.”
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