COVID19 has exposed flaws in our long-term care facilities in British Columbia and across Canada. Our most vulnerable and compromised members of our communities are at risk due to close quarters, isolation, inadequate staffing, and poor hygiene practices. Changes to the system have been made but for many the time has passed.
Today, Ontario announced criminal charges to 5 care homes. Read the article from CBC here. Conditions in the home were described as, “extremely troubling”, from Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. Unclean conditions, untrained staff, and improper use of PPE by staff and doctors named as some of the violations. This report has fueled an investigation into the standards of care in long-term care facilities.
A second article from Canadian Press, Military report details ‘disturbing’ allegations on Ontario long-term care homes .
Caution some of the content in this article may be disturbing to some readers.
Wishart Brain & Spine Law is here for your family to help fight for proper care and living conditions for our loved ones in long-term facilities. Its now our turn to be there for them.
We are here to answer your questions and concerns about standards of care, and what we can do to change the system to make things right. Contact us today. Your first consultation is free.