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Family perceptions of staffing in LTC: survey results

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Photo: LTC Resident Barbara Schon with daughter Denise Schon

Between March 13 – 28, 2022, volunteers with the Family Council Action Coalition - an informal and growing coalition of Chairs and representatives from over 200 Family Councils from across Ontario -conducted a survey of family members, caregivers and residents of LTCs in Ontario. 472 respondents from 94 different homes (15% of all homes in Ontario) represented by 31 of Ontario’s 34 public health units completed the survey which captures family, caregiver, and resident perceptions of quality of care and quality of life as it relates to staffing levels.

The survey results raise sector-wide concerns about core home unit staffing and staffing-ratios and their impact on quality of care and quality of life. Read the survey results. The survey results have been shared widely with politicians and the media including MPPS in the Champlain Region. Read the full press release here

FCAC organizers are reaching out to all three political parties in advance of the upcoming election to ask how they plan to solve the chronic staffing crisis in LTC.

Photo credit: LTC resident Barbara Schon enjoys a moment with her daughter Denise. Barbara, 97, relishes the social aspects of living in long-term care - playing bingo or watching movies with her friends in the residence.

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