March 22, 2023
Statement by Lisa Levin, CEO of AdvantAge Ontario, the association that represents Ontario’s not-for-profit and municipal LTC homes:
"We appreciate that the Government has continued to consult the not-for-profit LTC sector on changes to COVID-19 protections.
While COVID-19 continues to evolve in Ontario, the pandemic is not over for the long-term care sector. A significant number of homes are in active outbreak at this moment due to COVID and other respiratory infections.
Our member homes remain active and are vigilantly keeping their vulnerable residents safe. But they need support. That is why we continue to need targeted, permanent funding aimed at preventing and controlling infectious illnesses in our homes. AdvantAge Ontario has been advocating strongly for permanent infection prevention and control (IPAC) funding."
AdvantAge Ontario has been the trusted voice for not-for-profit senior care for over 100 years and is the only provincial association representing the full spectrum of the senior care continuum. Our more than 470 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, municipal, and hospital-affiliated long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing, and community service agencies.
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