Families know the problems of long-term care

Letter to the editor, The Citizen

I am writing on behalf of a grassroots group called Mind the Gap. We are six wives whose husbands have or had dementia. Five of us have personally experienced the problems in long-term care facilities, and have been actively lobbying politicians and organizations to improve conditions. Not everything about LTC is negative; most staff do an excellent job with the time they have for their residents and their families. However, you have exposed some serious issues of which most people are unaware.

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