Rising to the Challenge: Strengthening Ontario’s Long-Term Care System to Protect Seniors
Fall 2020 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
Fall 2020 Pre-Budget Submission
Long-term care (LTC) has been the hardest hit sector by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the heroic efforts of care staff in homes across the province, several significant and long-standing issues -- most notably underfunding and understaffing -- severely challenged the ability of homes to prevent, identify, contain and manage COVID-19 outbreaks. This has led to the tragic outcomes in the sector that we sadly know all too well.
Ontario members are committed to working with this government as the
province emerges from the first wave to improve the LTC system. To do
so, government must make necessary investments in the upcoming budget to
for a second wave that is coming at us quickly as well as address the
issues that allowed COVID-19 to spread in the first place.
In our 2020 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission, we make 10 recommendations on how the government can help make LTC homes safe for residents.