Norine’s Story

Norine’s Story The first sign came in 1969, when Bill and Norine were basking in the glow of their son’s birth. Bill faltered on his way to the kitchen. He lost his balance and stumbled into a wall and his vision went blurry. Norine jumped to action to call an ambulance. The diagnosis came days […]

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Barb’s Story

Barb Brzezicki’s mother Stella was only 52 years old when she started to misplace her keys. Soon, it was credit cards, eyeglasses and losing her purse several times a week.  What was originally perceived as human error began to sound alarm bells. While pregnant with her second child, Barb’s mother almost ran her over while […]

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Todd’s Story

  It was on a visit to his mother that Todd noticed that something was wrong. Unpaid bills were scattered about and her usually tidy house, was in complete disarray. Todd had a rewarding career working for the Republic of South Korea as an ESL teacher. The distance permitted rare visiting opportunities with his mother […]

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Auditor General’s Report: Homecare in Ontario fails to deliver on promise – failing patients in need

December 2, 2015 Toronto, ON: Homecare services in Ontario are failing to deliver on years of promises by the government and are failing patients in need, despite budgetary increases in recent years. The release of the AG report today validates the frustrations on the ground of older Ontarians and their families who need access to […]

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Keep Governments Feet to the Fire

Will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau keep his election promises?   On March 22, 2016, the newly elected federal government will release its first budget. CARP is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action on his election promises made at the CARP headquarters during the election campaign; such as his promise to increase the […]

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Acclaim Health Alzheimer Services Support and Education

Information posted February 5, 2016   Registration Now OPEN for Our Spring Dementia Information Series! Designed for family caregivers, this free eight week series will teach you how to care for a relative with dementia including Alzheimer disease, what to expect as the disease progresses, and which community resources are available to you. Sessions are led by experts […]

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Take a Bow, 2015

What a whirlwind of a year! CARP has been busy, as many of you will have seen if you read the Annual Report we published in early November 2015.   Just over a month later, there are already several new developments to report and before we bid 2015 adieu we wanted to provide our readers with […]

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CARP Congratulates Christine Elliott on the appointment of Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman

On December 10, Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care appointed former Progressive Conservative deputy leader and Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott to the post of provincial Patient Ombudsman. As part of her duties in the new role, Elliott will oversee hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), and long-term care homes to ensure that the health […]

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Auditor General’s Report Reveals Disturbing Truths About Seniors’ Care

In early December, Ontario Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk released her office’s annual report, which examined fourteen different publicly funded programs to determine whether or not the provincial government is serving citizens properly. Ontario’s home care, long-term care, and community care access services were among those Lysyk chose to scrutinize, and what she discovered over the course […]

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Long-term care complaints soar in London region

Click here to read ‘Long-term care complaints soar in London region‘ by Jane Sims – The London Free Press, December 2, 2015 “That’s (violent dementia) a phenomenon that the long-term sector knows about, but they haven’t had adequate responses, neither in resources nor in the training In a province where seniors already outnumber kids, it’s […]

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