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”

Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, and Imagination (Trent Aging 2019)

Session: Talking Back and Taking Back: Re-Imagining Age-Friendly Cities from Intersections of Humanities and Social Sciences Taking up Gender, Culture and Meaning: Moving the Needle on Age-Friendly Tamara Daly, York University, Canada Susan Braedley, Carleton University, Canada Sally Chivers, Trent University, Canada Session: Risk, Racialization, Gender and Sex: Embodying Qualities of Everyday Lives in Long-Term CareContinue reading “Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, and Imagination (Trent Aging 2019)”

New Book: Exercising Choice in Long-Term Residential Care

Edited by: Pat Armstrong & Tamara Daly DOWNLOAD HERE “Our research indicates that strategies intended to support choices for long-term care residents must be based on the understanding that care is a relationship involving residents, their families and workers. It also means understanding that appropriate conditions of work are central to care as a relationshipContinue reading “New Book: Exercising Choice in Long-Term Residential Care”