Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes — which have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 deaths — have 17% fewer workers, new Star analysis reveals by Brendan Kennedy

https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/06/05/ontarios-for-profit-nursing-homes-which-have-significantly-higher-rates-of-covid-19-deaths-have-17-fewer-workers-new-star-analysis-reveals.html

For-profit nursing homes have had far worse COVID-19 outcomes than public facilities — and three of the largest paid out $1.5 billion to shareholders

“I think the money would be more appropriately spent on hiring permanent, full-time staff, paying higher wages and benefits…” – Dr. Daly May 16, 2020 Read full article: https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/05/16/for-profit-nursing-homes-have-had-far-worse-covid-19-outcomes-than-public-facilities-and-three-of-the-largest-paid-out-15-billion-to-shareholders.html

Long-term care work is essential, but essentially under-recognized.

May 14th, 2020 Long-term care work is essential, but has not been properly valued. Poor working conditions put both staff and residents at risk. Read the full article here: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/may-2020/long-term-care-work-is-essential-but-essentially-under-recognized/

Dr. Tamara Daly on Fresh Air with Nana aba Duncan

Dr. Tamara Daly has a new report on long term care looking at homes in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. She says the way we measure the quality of care is causing some of the problems in these homes and describes some of the best care people have had. May 9th, 2020 Link toContinue reading “Dr. Tamara Daly on Fresh Air with Nana aba Duncan”