/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - More Staff Critically Needed to Meet Complex Resident Care Needs/

PEMBROKE, ON, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Seniors in eastern 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 Shelley Sheedy, Miramichi Lodge's Administrator, will be in Pembroke to discuss underfunding in provincial long term care homes.


Wednesday, February 18

2:30 p.m.


Miramichi Lodge

725 Pembroke Street West

Pembroke, ON K8A 8S6


Miramichi Lodge is a 166-bed municipal (not-for-profit) long-term care home. It is owned and operated by the County of Renfrew and City of Pembroke and has provided quality care to the frail and elderly since 1969. The Lodge has an annual budget of approximately $12.5 M and employs over 200 staff.

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: For more 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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