Saturday, November 15, 2014

Report: Long-Term Care in Ontario: Fostering Systemic Neglect

Focus Group Study Report
Lifts require two PSWs

Long-Term Care in Ontario: Fostering Systemic Neglect (PDF)

The average hours of direct care per resident per day in Ontario long-term care homes increased to 3.4 in 2013, up from 3.2 in 2008.

Workers reported what they considered to be dangerously high resident-to-staff ratios in long-term care homes. Some personal support workers said, at times, they are left to care for up to 42 residents, while nurses said they are sometimes responsible for between 30 and 42 residents.

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