OLTCA Offers to Work With Government on Long Term Care Needs

    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Ontario Long Term Care Association today
offered to work with government to find creative and innovative solutions to
ensure continued progress on meeting the needs of Ontario's 75,000 long term
care residents even as government responds to the current economic pressures.
    "The additional care requirements in our sector are long standing and
well documented," said OLTCA Executive Director Janet Lambert. "It is
important that the increased staffing and other resources that homes require
to meet this need remain a government priority."
    "We recognize that the fiscal climate now makes this more difficult for
government," she said. "It also gives us the opportunity to explore new ideas
so Ontario's seniors in long term care homes still get the care everyone has
been asking for."
    "We look forward to the opportunity to discuss this with government over
the coming weeks."

    OLTCA represents the private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal
operators of 430 long term care homes that provide care and services to some
50,000 residents throughout Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Gilbert Heffern, Director of
Communications and Public Affairs, (905) 470-8995, ext. 25, (647) 999-8341
(cell), gheffern@oltca.com

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