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Fixing long term care not one of health minister’s choices either

It only took a day to dash hopes that Ontario was finally going to take significant measures to improve long-term care.

The Long Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety made 18 recommendations Wednesday to improve care and reduce incidents of abuse in the province’s nursing homes.

The task force was created after Health Minister Deb Matthews called sector leaders into her office after the latest feature series in the Toronto Star detailed fresh cases of resident abuse.

After weeks of telling us that hospitals and doctors had to be cut in order to make choices, Matthews is now saying there is no money at this time for long-term care either.

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