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Relatives are just trying to improve care

Diana Pepin, Letter to the editor, The Ottawa Citizen

Re: The time to get started fixing long-term care is now, July 14. I just melted reading your editorial. It helped relieve my own sense of isolation and powerlessness. The daughters facing “No Trespass” orders from long-term care homes are exactly the people you would want taking care of you. Ask the people fighting these women: Wouldn’t you want me (or these daughters) to be there for your mom? We are the people you can have confidence in because we have residents’ best interests at heart. We have no financial, social or personal gain from being advocates. It is hard. It is draining. It can suck the life out of you. But we really care and what we improve for one resident of long-term care, we hope will become an outbreak of the best kind for all long-term care residents now and to come.

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