Time is of the essence to bring in and enforce new long-term care standards: authors – CTV

Jan. 31, 2023

OTTAWA – Proposed new standards for long-term care issued by a panel of experts at the Health Standards Organization on Tuesday say residents should get at least four hours of direct care a day and workers must be paid more.
But experts with the non-profit organization said the new standards will only be useful if the government puts them into practice and makes sure they are followed.

“These standards are only useful if they become the basis of enforcement and accountability measures, not only accreditation measures,” said Dr. Samir Sinha, the chair of the technical committee that developed the updated standards.

The organization issued the updated guidance for operating care homes in light of the deadly and tragic toll the COVID-19 pandemic took on Canadian residents and their quality of life.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/time-is-of-the-essence-to-bring-in-and-enforce-new-long-term-care-standards-authors-1.6253146

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