Long waits in Emergency. Patients left on stretchers in hallways. No available beds. Hospitals running over capacity, day in and day out. What’s the story?
If you’re a senior, or you’re providing support to an older parent, you know it can be very challenging to access long-term care. People are waiting months or even years for the residence of their choice. It’s more than stressful. It’s pushing families and loved ones to the breaking point.
Community care is an increasingly important part of the health-care mix in Ontario. But it’s also complex and hard to navigate – and that’s a problem.
As Ontario’s population ages, the pressure on our health-care system is rising. Our patients need timely health care delivered with skill and compassion. They want to be treated like people, not statistics. And their loved ones are looking for information, reassurance, and support.
Direct care has a positive impact in our hospitals and communities. Let’s make sure there’s enough of it. There are solutions.