"Watchdog urged for Ontario’s retirement home" - Moira Welsh - Toronto Star

"Watchdog urged for Ontario’s retirement home" - Moira Welsh - Toronto Star

by: Moira Welsh | publication date: October 3, 2010 | Publication: Toronto Star |

"The Star investigation into retirement homes is a 'wake-up call for Ontario,' said Judith Wahl, of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. Nursing homes resources are strained, but they still face strict regulations — especially for medical care. But there are now 24,000 people on a waiting list for one of the province’s 77,000 nursing home beds. For those who cannot live at home, even with help from government programs, there will be nowhere else to go but Ontario’s retirement home industry."

The Toronto Star's investigation into Ontario retirement home conditions to accompany Dale Brazao's undercover report from inside one Toronto retirement home.

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