Highlights of long-term care recommendations

Jon Willing, The Ottawa Citizen

From the Fougère investigation:

  • Hire an extra 35 personal support workers at an annual cost of $2.3 million
  • Develop ways to test applicants’ attitudes and English and French communication to determine suitability for long-term care
  • Provide additional dementia care education to staff and families
  • Create a long-term care board of directors made up of council members and community members

 From the auditor general investigations:

  • Review staffing model and implement an action plan to address any gaps
  • Increase staff awareness of the obligation and duty to report abuse
  • Require that all drugs be secured while in transit within a long-term care home
  • Implement proper record keeping to track the movement of drugs in the emergency drug supply


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