October 28, 2021
Statement on the Ontario government’s new long-term care legislation
“AdvantAge Ontario represents more than 200 not-for-profit, municipal and charitable long-term care homes in Ontario.
Today’s legislation represents an important next step in rebuilding the long-term care sector following years of neglect and the tragedies brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The potential for meaningful transformation lies in the new legislation’s reference to the social and emotional wellbeing, diversity and quality of care of our residents. We are pleased the government has enshrined four hours of care into the legislation.
We look forward to working closely with government to ensure these core principles become more than words – that they improve the lives of our residents.
We will continue to advocate that government strikes the right balance between new enforcement measures and the supply of adequate training and staffing.
Our members believe strongly that community-led not-for-profit homes provide more care for residents and perform better than the alternatives. We commend government for maintaining its commitment to non-profit care in the preamble to the legislation. This statement must guide government’s actions into the future.”
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 400 members are located across the province and include not-for-profit, charitable, and municipal long-term care homes, seniors’ housing, assisted living in supportive housing and community service agencies.
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