Posts Tagged ‘Seniors’


The problem with profits: As Ontario’s long-term-care homes stagger under a COVID death toll of more than 3,000, some say it’s time to shut down for-profit homes for good

Monday, February 1st, 2021

The for-profit sector isn’t one sector. It never has been, really. Instead, it’s a wild mix of large chains, family-run companies and a new breed of equity-backed turnaround projects targeted for hefty returns. The risk now, as Ontario locks in new 30-year deals with private operators for new homes… Ontario could end up creating a system that’s even worse than the one we had before.

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Ending private long-term care would be an expensive mistake

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Rather than wasting money in buying back licences, we should be investing those funds in urgently redeveloping older homes, increasing home inspections, providing higher wages for more full-time providers and increasing hours of care. We should also be investing in home-care that keeps seniors independent rather than requiring admission to LTC.

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For-profit or not, there aren’t any shortcuts to decent long-term care

Saturday, January 30th, 2021

Collectively, through our taxes, we’re going to have to commit a lot more to ensure seniors can live in acceptable conditions. And we’re going to have to spend more on inspections to make sure homes live up to those standards — regardless who owns or runs them… there aren’t any shortcuts to the kind of long-term care that we can be proud of.

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