Media Advisory - More Staff Critically Needed to Meet Complex Resident Care Needs

BARRIE, ON, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Seniors in central Ontario are entering long term care (LTC) with increasingly complex health care needs, and more staff is urgently needed in the area's LTC homes to ensure that seniors receive the quality and level of care they need -- and deserve.

Donna Rubin, OANHSS CEO, and Derek Rumball, Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf Director, will be in Barrie to meet with local administrators to discuss understaffing in provincial long term care homes.

When:

Tuesday, February 24


10:00 a.m.



Where:

Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf           


1 Royal Parkside Drive


Barrie, ON L4M OC4

The Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf is the only long term care facility in Canada specifically designed to meet the needs of Deaf seniors. It is the mission of the Bob Rumball Home for the Deaf to merge exceptional long term care with the language and culture of Deaf seniors resulting in a communication-rich environment that enhances the quality of life of each resident.

OANHSS is the provincial association representing not-for-profit providers of long term care, services and housing for seniors. Members include not-for-profit long term care homes (municipal, charitable and non-profit nursing homes) seniors' housing, supportive housing, and community service agencies. Member organizations serve over 36,000 long term care residents annually and operate over 8,000 seniors' housing units across the province.

SOURCE Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS)

For further information: and to book interviews, contact Chris Noone, Manager, Communications and Member Services, 905-851-8821 ext. 253, cnoone@oanhss.org

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