'Yesterday, May 27th, I kept the focus on personal care homes with my Member's Statement and my questions in the Manitoba Legislature. The issue continues to be very important. Extensive problems in personal care homes in Ontario were highlighted in a report released May 26th by the Canadian Armed Forces based on their experience in five personal care homes in that province. My Member's Statement is below:
Member's Statement: Personal Care Homes - Quality of Care issues and need for Rapid Response Team
Yesterday, the Canadian Armed Forces report on Ontario Long term care homes was released. Its contents are shocking and concerning.
It is apparent there was a major failure of oversight by the Ontario government. Some of the inadequate conditions, operations and staffing of personal care homes had been occurring for many months, perhaps years. We also hear that there were inadequate provincial inspections and oversight of personal care homes in Ontario. It is a wake-up call for Manitoba where we have had reports of problems in some of Manitoba’s personal care homes over the last number of years. It is imperative that there are adequate inspections and oversight in Manitoba. It would also be highly desirable and timely to have an independent report on the staffing levels and quality of care in Manitoba’s personal care homes.
Thank you. Merci. Meegwich.