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Care Watch Ontario: Seniors - Your Votes Count!

Date: April 25, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Care Watch Ontario, a volunteer-run, senior-led, non-profit has prepared a basket of information to help seniors recognize the importance of their vote in the next provincial election on June 7, 2018. Care Watch Ontario suggests that you ask questions of both the candidate and the party and find out what they plan to do for seniors. For more information, click here.

Hallway Healthcare

Date: April 19, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

HALLWAY HEALTH CARE This woman spent 47 hours waiting for surgery in the Sunnybrook ER, with shattered wrists, a broken elbow, cracked ribs and internal bleeding. An investigation into the overcrowding of Toronto ERs Toronto Life By Alison Motluk | Photograph by Nathan Cyprys | April 16, 2018   The day Kelly Yerxa had her accident was mostly uneventful. It was a Friday in January 2016. After finishing work in Cambridge, where she is the city’s director of legal...

Support Seniors. Petition to Parliament

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

This March 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations' Board Member, Ghazy Mujahid initiated petition E-1566 to call upon the Government of Canada to appoint a Minister or a Special Advisor on Seniors Affairs to the Prime Minister.  500 electronic signatures need to be received before April 30, 2018 before the petition can be debated in Parliament. Ghazy’s petition explains that seniors are Canada’s fastest growing cohort and that by 2036, seniors will represent one-quarter...

Ontario Health Coalition Calls for Improvements in Access and Care in Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes

Date: April 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Drafted in conjunction with the OHC by University of Toronto Health Policy StudentsJinyu Jing, Charlotte Pape, Maleeha Shams, Chuqiao Yan Feb.16, 2018 With an aging population, complex care needs, and increased incidence of dementia, the need for safe and appropriate care in Ontario is growing, yet there is no current plan to meet these requirements. Wait lists for long-term care number 34,000 and families are suffering, sometimes for years, without support. While every day tremendous...

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