Ontario Health Coalition to release new report: SITUATION CRITICAL – HOMICIDE AND VIOLENCE IN ONTARIO’S LONG-TERM CARE HOME

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TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Ontario Health Coalition is releasing a new report, Situation Critical, on Monday, January 21 at 11:30 am.

Situation Critical is a new report that examines government data to reveal the current shocking state of long-term care in Ontario. Among all the data that the Ontario Health Coalition has collected on long wait lists, inequities, staffing shortages, and medical needs is a statistic that over the last 5 years measured there were 27 homicides. It is part of a rising tide of violence among residents of long-term care facilities. Why is this happening? This Ontario Health Coalition report bases its assessment of the current state of long-term care in Ontario and what the needs of our population of seniors are from available data from the long-term care industry and the Ontario government.

The Ontario Health Coalition will provide copies of the long-term care report at local news conferences and local first-hand accounts of conditions in long-term care locally following the themes of the report. The report is being toured around 30 towns around Ontario from January 21st to February 5th.

WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Main Legislative Building, Toronto
WHEN:  Monday, January 21 at 11:30 am
WHAT: Release of SITUATION CRITICAL, Planning, Access, Levels of Care and Violence in Ontario’s Long-Term Care
WHO: Devorah Goldberg, Research and Campaign Manager (phone) 416-441-2502 (cell) 647-631-8811
  Natalie Mehra, Executive Director (cell) 416-230-6401

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