Kitchener Centre MPP Laura Mae Lindo says a seniors advocate could be impartial from authorities, and would offer voice for seniors and their caregivers
It’s nicely documented the COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered faults in Ontario’s long-term care system.
But a non-public members invoice, tabled by Kitchener Centre MPP Laura Mae Lindo, is looking for a part of the answer, a Seniors Advocate that may function independently from authorities.
Lindo stated the invoice addresses considerations raised at Queen’s Park, noting individuals had been left feeling susceptible and alone with issues altering round them due to the pandemic.
Jane Meadus from the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly added some have the concept that seniors houses have these overarching rights over residents in decision-making, and an advocate might assist focus on issues and alter attitudes in houses, authorities and laws.
As of Wednesday morning, there have been 116 COVID-19 associated deaths in Waterloo Region.
Ninety-five of these deaths had been amongst residents in native long-term care or retirement houses.