Long-term care pushed by advocacy group as election issue

An advocacy group for seniors is attempting to make long-term care an election issue.

In the midst of Ontario’s election campaign, the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is warning that the aging population and the growing medical needs of seniors “require urgent action by the next government.”

“The needs of seniors entering long-term care homes have risen dramatically in recent years,” CEO of OLTCA Candace Chartier said in a media release. “Too many seniors are living in homes that need to be rebuilt and modernized. Too many seniors with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia aren’t getting the supports they need to ensure their comfort and safety.

“Our advocacy campaign proposes solutions to these issues and aims to make change happen.”

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