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Family Council Network Four launches long term care letter/petition campaign

Tired of broken promises on long-term care?

The Family Council Four Network – the largest of Family Council Networks in Ontario – is organizing a letter writing/petition campaign to improve long-term care.

The Council is asking that Ontario:

  • Immediately increase the number of paid hours of nursing and personal care per resident per day to 4.0 hours – as was promised in 2008;
  • Develop a plan to phase-in future increases to 5.0 hours by January 2015;
  • Establish a licensing body, such as a college, that will develop a process of registration, accreditation and certification for all Personal Support Workers (PSWs).

The Council argues that present PSW training is inconsistent and insufficient to deal with higher physical, psychological and emotional needs of residents.

If you support these goals, you can download a draft letter and petition at:

http://www.familycouncilmembers.net/wordpress/?p=1303