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  • Virginia Waters
    January 31, 2013 - 13:34

    If it is true that calorie restricted diets can increase longevity, then the residents in some of these private care facilities should live forever.

  • Jennifer
    January 31, 2013 - 08:38

    Well said, Cathy. If the public only knew how under staffed and under quailfied the people that work in these homes are there would be a public outcry. There's usually one nurse divided between 5-6 homes and training is minimal-if any. Most owners "visit' a half a dozen times a year and have nothing to do with the day to day running of the home. There is such a conflict of intrest in these situations. We are a "have' province, government needs to foot the bill for this, same as being in the hospital and squeeze out these dirty owners.

  • Old new problems
    January 31, 2013 - 08:15

    I m pretty sure that MHA Paul Oram fixed that problem when he was in government and the minister on the danny williams team. Who'd a thunk IT!

  • MissL
    January 31, 2013 - 07:17

    I am a former employee of one of these homes, and I have seen first hand at owners cutting corners when it comes to expenses. The place at I worked at in st.philips not only paid minimum wage to the employees, also harasses and bullies employees into working crazy shifts, doing unsafe work and less than ideal working conditions, but they also fed the residents expired food that was stored in a mice infested pantry in the basement. I am still in awe as to how they are still open!