The problem is the absolute patchwork of oversight when it comes to long-term care facilities. That problem should be solved with a national strategy. One of the after-effects of the pandemic will be a genuine interest in working collectively to upgrade the level of seniors’ care across the country.
Let’s not just throw money at the problem. We need to ensure proper accreditation and real consequences when homes fail to meet the basic statutory requirements. When was the last time a home was shut down because of improper eldercare, bedsores, and infection spread, all signs of a poorly managed facility, asks Sheila Copps.
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OTTAWA—The latest post-mortem theory on Canada’s COVID deaths is that beefing up hospital resources fuelled the death rate in nursing homes.
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