A data analysis of the most serious breaches of Ontario’s long-term care home safety legislation reveals that six in seven care homes are repeat offenders, and there are virtually no consequences for homes that break that law repeatedly. The high number of repeated incidents shows that non-compliance with the law has been normalized within long-term care homes. Some of the more serious offences include physical abuse, neglect, inadequate infection control and hydration, among others.
Families are often unaware of a long-term care home’s history, yet they entrust the home with their loved one’s care when they are no longer able to provide adequate care.
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