Better long-term care
The sad truth is that seniors in too many long-term care homes haven’t been getting the care they need or the attention they deserve. Residents are being left in bed for 18 hours at a time, and they face lengthy waits for help to bathe and change clothes — even to get to the bathroom. Workers in those long-term care homes are doing the best they can, but they’re run off their feet.
Ontario’s seniors deserve care that treats them with respect and dignity. And they deserve a government that will ensure they get it.
“We are impressed with the tremendous leadership the NDP has shown in advocating for a minimum care standard in Ontario’s legislature.”— Ontario Health Coalition
Our changes for the better
Find-and-fix public inquiry
In our first 100 days in government, Andrea Horwath and the NDP will expand the mandate of the public inquiry into long-term care to find and fix the specific problems that have been stripping seniors of their dignity. We’ll hear directly from families about their experiences, and address solutions around:
- Safety of residents and staff
- Quality of care
- Staffing levels and practices
- Regulation, enforcement and inspections
- Capacity, availability and accessibility in every region
- The impact of for-profit privatization on care
- Government action — and inaction — on past recommendations
Long-Term Care Residents’ Bill of Rights
Minimum of four hours of hands-on care per day
15,000 more long-term care beds over five years
This is what we're fighting for
Together, we can change Ontario for the better. Are you in?