Coalition hosts one-day briefing/summit on “ALC” issue

The Ontario Health Coalition is hosting a one-day briefing and summit on retirement homes and alternative level of care.

Ontario hospitals are presently under tremendous pressure to relocate “alternate level of care patients” — patients who are finished their acute care treatment but are not well enough to go home.

Increasingly they are being sent to retirement homes, which are ill equipped to provide the level of care many require.

The Coroner’s office has issued warning to the Ontario Hospital Association about inappropriate placements of patients to retirement homes.

The government requires retirement homes to abide by standards of long term care in order to accept such patients, but is it enough, and are these standards really being met?

How can we best protect the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Ontario’s health care system for those with chronic care needs?
How can we best protect patients, residents and staff from harm?

High-Level Briefing and Summit
June 20, 2011
Lillian H. Smith Public Library
239 College St., Toronto
Registration 9 am – 10 am, Adjournment 3 pm

Registration is $0-$10.

Sponsored by: Ontario Health Coalition; Alliance of Seniors/Older Canadians Network; Older Women’s Network.

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