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OPSEU Diablogue: Are “high hazard” nursing homes “efficient?”

In BC they have a ratings system for residential care homes, or what we would refer to as “long-term care” homes in Ontario. The ratings look at complaints and critical incidents and determine whether a home is low, medium or … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Zero tolerance for abuse and neglect? Hardly.

Health Minister Deb Matthews talks about zero tolerance of neglect and abuse in Ontario’s nursing homes. Her actions would suggest the opposite. Yesterday Matthews said that inspection of long-term care homes will be based on complaints only. If the home … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Vulnerable seniors: Nursing homes could wait five years for a full inspection

It could take more than five years before all of Ontario’s nursing homes receive a full inspection by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Further, the complaints hotline overwhelmed inspection teams with 2,719 complaints last year, leaving many … Continue reading →