NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. New data on the average level of care received by residents in three Niagara area long-term care homes compiled by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario shows hands-on care is well below the 2.9 hours of care the provincial government is reporting.
CUPE will release the care data specific to the Niagara long-term care homes, where CUPE represents personal support workers and other staff, as part of a series of province-wide media conferences on the level of hands-on care residents in Ontario long-term homes are actually receiving.
The Niagara media conference is slated for Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at Sheraton on the Falls hotel.
This has huge consequences for the level of care that seniors and loved ones are receiving in these homes, according to CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan.
At this media conference:
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5th floor, Upper Fallsview B room
5875 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls
Speakers will include:
Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario President
Sue Schmidt, Co-Chair, CUPE Ontario Health Care Workers Coordinating Committee
Candace Rennick, CUPE Vice-President and long-term care worker
For more information, contact:
Valerie Dugale, CUPE Communications: 647-225-3685
Sue Schmidt, Chair, Health Care Workers Coordinating Committee: 905-401-0966