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  • carogers
    October 21, 2013 - 07:40

    Why is it acceptable for people on the tax payers dime to respond to allegations of negligent work practices by lying? Why has' "pretend everything is ok", become Eastern Health response despite glaring evidence that this is not the truth? What do we have to do, set up a camera on our loved ones pajamas to stop the lying and have problems addressed?

  • Reen
    October 20, 2013 - 21:52

    I truly believe that staff are overwhelmed at times. There are not enough hours in the day to care for those that need it the most. There are weeks we all just want to have a simple meal ..but not spagettios. Maybe more Volunteers to help when families are just not able to be there every day, would help.

  • Paul
    October 20, 2013 - 19:47

    It is ridiculous how our mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters that where once productive members of our society gets their dignity slowly taken away from them in our health care system. These people deserve respect and dignity in this time in their lives but how health care system just takes it away from them. I am going through the same thing with my father in the hospital. He has been in the hospital for over two months waiting for a bed in a nursing home and he is not the only one. All of the things that I have been reading in these articles are also happening in the hospital. They took his dignity and made him embarrassed the day they made him wear a diaper not that he needed one but just in case. My father was always a strong and proud man but they changed all this with one action.

    • Jesse
      October 23, 2013 - 12:34

      Why does it sound like all of the negative commentary is coming from family members and not from the residents themselves? Don't you think we should ask them? If their dignity and opinions are so important, then why are you speaking on their behalf? I think this is primarily your perception of the care your family is getting and not a true representation of its quality. People in the healthcare system are always doing their utmost to conserve the dignity of their patients. Your father would not have been "made" to wear a diaper, and would almost definitely have had an informs voice in that decision. Doctors are trained extremely in patient autonomy. Perhaps your frustrations lie elsewhere and not with the people charged with and performing great duties.

  • con power
    October 20, 2013 - 08:03

    I live in a Ltc in Ontario.We get two showers a week .This is the law.We have five regular sections and one lock down .Their are 168 residents living here.We have 3 psw and one nurse for each 29 people. the lock has more.

  • CS
    October 19, 2013 - 17:41

    Love the picture and would like to know who took it because the unit my family member is on does not have a table setting like the one shown in the picture. It would be an ideal table setting! Reality is meals are service on cafeteria trays and while the meal are on real plates (unless the dishwasher breaks and then its served on plastic disposable plates). Tea/coffee, however, are never served in glass cups and saucers but plastic reusable cups. I also don't see the juice containers that are given to residents. All condiments like sugar and milk are included as packets on the trays.