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Report on Lions Prairie Manor in Portage la Prairie confirms major problems at the facility

May 10th, I released a report on serious concerns about the care of residents at Lions Prairie Manor personal care home in Portage la Prairie.  My blog post is at this link.   Our report, "Treating our Elders with Dignity"(in photo above)  is available by clicking on this link.   I called for improvements to the very distressing situation which was reported.  The provincial government's Protection for Persons in Care Office has today released its report investigating the situation and has confirmed there were indeed serious problems which occurred there.   The provincial government has now put conditions on the facility's license and  closed the home to new residents until the problems are cleared up.  This report and the ensuing actions took far too long.   This is expressed in our press release sent out today, which is below.

Manitoba Liberals Question Delays in Investigation into Portage la Prairie Personal Care Home
For Immediate Release

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Liberals question why the Pallister Government’s investigation into allegations of abuse and neglect at the Lions Prairie Manor personal care home in Portage la Prairie, going back two years, took so long to complete and to begin to make changes.
Three months ago, on May 10, 2018, Gerrard released a report, “Treating our Elders with Dignity,” compiled with input from family members of patients. It detailed shocking treatment of patients in care. A patient with a hip fracture was left untreated for over 24 hours, and another patient was left with dentures uncleaned for so long they were black.
That day, May 10, former Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen said the government was investigating and would release a report within 60 days. The report has now been released, 50 days late, and it shows that Lions Prairie Manor failed to meet many of the regulated Personal Care Home Standards, had a dozen cases of “mistreatment,” with allegations dating back as far as August 2016.
“The Pallister government knew about serious allegations of the mistreatment of seniors at Lions Prairie Manor two years ago, and it kept happening when they failed to act,” said Manitoba Liberal Health Critic Jon Gerrard. “Having taken this long to address the issue, the Government needs to act immediately on the recommendations to make sure that residents and their families are treated with care and respect.”
Gerrard said the Liberal caucus would continue to follow up with residents and families to make sure the government follows through on the recommendations.



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