Government of Ontario

Fix Long-Term Care in Ontario

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario,

WHEREAS there are more than 32,000 people waiting for a home in long-term care in Ontario, leaving some languishing in hospital beds and others living in a place where their safety isn’t protected or their needs met; and,

WHEREAS many residents of long-term care facilities are being left in bed for 18 hours at a time, face lengthy waits for help to bathe and change clothes — even to get to the bathroom; and,

WHEREAS workers in long-term care facilities report being run off their feet and frequently work in conditions where they are grossly understaffed.

We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly as follows:
- Commit to creating 40,000 more long-term care beds, including 15,000 new beds over the next five years
- Set standards to ensure each resident is offered a minimum of four hours of hands-on care per day
- Hold a find-and-fix public inquiry into long-term care
- Update the Long-Term Care Residents’ Bill of Rights to give couples the right to stay together

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