Crisis of Care - Special Section - 7 Feb 2021

Table of content - Crisis of Care - Special Section (7 Feb 2021)

Act. Now.
A crisis waiting to happen
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The (same old) stories behind this section
CRISIS OF CARE
Natalie’s story: Part I
‘The state of long-term care is such that the baby boomer generation should be very afraid’
‘DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT’
‘I’m so sorry, I hurt your mother’
Helpless family watches mom suffer
Story drew ‘shock and horror’ from government but problems persist
‘They treated my mother like she was just a number’
Years after calls for widespread reform in LTC, Sylvia’s story exposes neglect in the system
TYLENOL … FOR A BROKEN LEG
For daughter, sting of loss will never leave
Shocking story of abuse shone light on dangers facing vulnerable women in care
CULTURE OF SECRECY
‘I trusted them to take care of her’
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‘We know we need to do better’
Resident given drugs with known serious side-effects
Liberal MPP blew the whistle on widespread use of drugs at nursing homes
Staffing issues still a concern across LTC sector
WARNING SIGNS
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Rates have fallen since Star published story
The Fix: Part I
Timeline
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Shift in thinking puts care at the forefront — and an LTC home in Peel sets a new standard
The Fix: Part II
Butterfly founder makes emotional pitch to council
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Local art gallery helped deliver home’s new look
The Fix: Part III
The Fix: Part IV
‘I am a disrupter,’ Butterfly founder tells families
‘This program is amazing. Where has it been all these years?’
Star series sparked hope for transformation in LTC
Family left without answers
Investigation found ‘abuse and neglect,’ but did not say what caused injury
‘NOBODY COULD SAY WHAT HAPPENED’
‘It became pretty clear early that we weren’t ready’
‘No family should have to go through this’
Home has been subject of probes since injury
‘Iron-ring’ promise rings hollow for many families across the province
‘THERE WAS NO ACTION’
Risk of rapid spread drove plea to act immediately
‘I fear that ... we are not getting ahead of this in Ontario the way we need to’
Vaccines ‘a light at the end of the tunnel,’ minister says
The price of failing to learn

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