LTC report recommendations draw thumbs up; now it’s time for Ontario to act, advocates say

Bruce Deachman, The Ottawa Citizen

The recommendations released Friday by Ontario’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission are getting top marks from those who have been advocating for wholesale reform of the sector. What those people want to see now, though, is the implementation by the province of those proposals.“It would be really nice to see an action plan,” says Grace Welch. “I don’t want this to be another report that sits on a shelf.” Welch is the advocacy committee chair at the Champlain Region Family Council Network, a volunteer-run organization that supports family councils — those groups typically comprised of family members of residents of LTC facilities, who represent the interests of those residents.

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